Monday, November 07, 2022

Reader's Diary #2053 - Kevin Brennan: The Tennis Pro

Coming of age stories are great, but the concept itself implies that once a person's adult personality is figured out, it's stagnant from there on out. Which of course ignores all the changes an adult continues to go through; such as retirement and what that does to a person's outlook.

In Kevin Brennan's "The Tennis Pro," the person retiring is the titular tennis pro and his identity is perhaps more intertwined into who he is than most of us experience with our own careers. Needless to say, it's taking its toll.

But the story itself is poignant with light touches of humour.

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