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Publisher Description

A daughter discovers herself while uncovering her father’s legendary past in football.  

At the age of 30, Jael Ealey Richardson traveled with her father - former CFL quarterback Chuck Ealey - for the first time to a small town in southern Ohio for his 40th high school reunion. Knowing very little about her father’s past, Richardson was searching for the story behind her father’s move from the projects of Portsmouth, Ohio, to Canada’s professional football league in the early 1970s. At the railroad tracks where her father first learned to throw with stones, Jael begins an unexpected journey into her family’s past.   

In this engaging father-daughter memoir, Richardson records some of her father’s never-before told stories: his relationship with his absentee father, memories of his high school and college football victories - including a winning record that remains unbroken to this day - and his up-and-down relationship with the woman he would one day marry.   

As Richardson begins unraveling the story of her father’s life, she begins to compare her own childhood growing up in Canada with her father’s US civil rights era upbringing. Along the way, she also discovers the real reason - despite his athletic accomplishments - her father was never drafted into the National Football League.   

The Stone Thrower is a moving story about race and destiny written by a daughter looking for answers about her own black history. Using insightful interviews, archival records, and her personal reflections, Richardson’s journey to learn about her father’s past leads her to her own important discoveries about herself and what it really means to be black in Canada.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
NARRATOR
JER
Jael Ealey Richardson
LENGTH
07:00
hr min
RELEASED
2018
September 13
PUBLISHER
Audible Studios
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
344.7
MB