It is the first day of summer but Trevor Davis can find no solace in that. His wife has divorced him, taking custody of their two teenage daughters, and his San Francisco real estate company is bankrupt - a victim of the 2008 sub-prime mortgage fiasco. Trevor would normally seek refuge on a tennis court but events have conspired to deny him even this simple pleasure. Before the day is out, Trevor must undertake a spontaneous and uncertain overseas trip, a journey he hopes will be the first step towards some measure of redemption.
Set during the opening days of Wimbledon, when an otherwise ordinary men's singles match seems incapable of ending, Chance to Break bridges the aftermath of this century's Great Recession with the mid-1970s economic malaise that permeated Trevor's high school years in Oxford and the dark days of occupied France that defined his parents' youth. This is the story of one man's courage in the face of past failure and present adversity, of trying not to succumb to defeat, even when victory seems lost.