Trophy Son brings Conroy’s The Great Santini and Malamud’s The Natural into the present day, tackling our dangerous obsession with youth athletics and single-sport specialization. A terrific book.” –Harlan Coben


Brunt’s reputation for conducting tireless research to create page-turning fiction is fully upheld here, along with narrative inventiveness, as he offers a nuanced perspective on professional tennis and just how far a father can push his son.” –Booklist

Doug Brunt

Douglas Brunt is the author of the New York Times bestseller Ghosts of Manhattan and The Means. A Philadelphia native, he lives in New York with his wife and their three children.


Informed by multiple in-depth interviews with insiders who have worked in the Oval Office, on national campaigns, on Capitol Hill, and for super PACS, Brunt offers an incisive, nuanced portrait of ambition, power, and what it takes to win in the ruthless world of politics today.

The Means

Informed by multiple in-depth interviews with insiders who have worked in the Oval Office, on national campaigns, on Capitol Hill, and for super PACS, Brunt offers an incisive, nuanced portrait of ambition, power, and what it takes to win in the ruthless world of politics today.

A wryly comic, first-person fiction debut offering a withering view of life on Wall Street from the perspective of an unhappy insider who is too hooked on the money to find a way out, even as his career is ruining his marriage and corroding his soul.

Ghosts of Manhattan

A wryly comic, first-person fiction debut offering a withering view of life on Wall Street from the perspective of an unhappy insider who is too hooked on the money to find a way out, even as his career is ruining his marriage and corroding his soul.

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