*COSTA MESA, Calif. ― Today, Granity Studios releases GEESE ARE NEVER SWANS ($18.99), created by the late NBA legend and New York Times bestseller Kobe Bryant.
This powerful and gripping novel, written in collaboration with Eva Clark, is an extraordinary tale of a young swimmer who struggles to overcome his grief and personal torments while finding his rightful place in the world.
Gus’ life is about one thing ― swimming. He is determined to make it to the Olympics and knows that the only coach in town who can get him there is Coach Marks. His plan is simple: convince Coach Marks to train him, believing that with hard work and practice, his entire life will fall in place. But, there are major complications along the way that could unravel Gus’ perfect plan.
In this compelling novel about the punishing and healing nature of sports, Gus’ rage threatens to swallow him at every turn. He’s angry at his brother, his mother, his coach . . . and even himself. As he works through his feelings, towards his goal of becoming a great swimmer, Gus does everything he can to channel his anger into excelling at the sport that he loves, finding solace in the same place he must face his worst demons: the water.
With a strong level of detail and care that has gone into the bigger message of the book, GEESE ARE NEVER SWANS features partnerships with various artists and organizations in the mental health community, including student-athlete resources provided by The Hidden Opponent and The Michael Phelps Foundation.
GEESE ARE NEVER SWANS is now available everywhere books are sold. More information on the novel can be found at https://granitystudios.com/geese
ABOUT KOBE BRYANT
Kobe Bryant was an Academy Award winner, a New York Times best-selling author, the CEO of Granity Studios, a multimedia content creation company, husband and father to four girls . He was also a five-time NBA champion, two-time NBA Finals MVP, NBA MVP, and two-time Olympic gold medalist. In everything he built, Kobe was driven to teach the next generation how to reach their full potential. He believed in the beauty of the process, in the strength that comes from inner magic, and in achieving the impossible. His legacy continues today.
ABOUT EVA CLARK
Eva Clark is a psychologist and an award-winning young adult novelist. As a psychologist, she focuses on mental health, social justice, and sports. As an author, her focus is on creating stories that help young people discover their best selves. Clark lives in California with her family.
ABOUT GRANITY STUDIOS
Formed by NBA Legend Kobe Bryant, Granity Studios is a multi-media original content company Bryant founded to enable young athletes to maximize their full potential through creative storytelling. Projects include the Bryant-created, critically-acclaimed Showtime-distributed documentary “Kobe Bryant’s Muse,” the 2018 Academy-Award, Sports Emmy and Annie Award winning animated short “Dear Basketball,” the groundbreaking television series “Detail,” which currently airs on ESPN+, the #1 ranked kids and family podcast, “The Punies,” and The New York Times bestsellers, “The Wizenard Series: Training Camp,” “Legacy and the Queen,” “Epoca: The Tree of Ecrof,” and “The Wizenard Series: Season One.” For more information about Granity Studios, please visit www.granitystudios.com.
Source: Rogers and Cowen