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Nederlands Buitenlands   Alles  Titel  Auteur  ISBN        
Literatuur: Proza, romans, verhalen
Literaire fictie algemeen
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John Parker Jr L

Racing the Rain

€ 14.95


`From the author of the New York Times bestselling Once a Runner--`The best novel ever written about running` (Runner`s World)--comes that novel`s prequel, the story of a world-class athlete coming of age in the 1950s and 60s on Florida`s Gold Coast. Quenton Cassidy`s first foot races are with nature itself: the summer storms that sweep through his subtropical neighborhood. Shirtless, barefoot, and brown as a berry, Cassidy is a skinny, mouthy kid with aspirations to be a great athlete. As he explores his primal surroundings, along the Loxahatchee River and the nearby Atlantic Ocean, he is befriended by Trapper Nelson, `the Tarzan of the Loxahatchee,` a well-known eccentric who lives off the land. In junior high school, quite by chance, Cassidy discovers an ability to run long distances, but his real dream is to be a basketball star. Still, Cassidy absorbs Nelson`s view of running as a way of relating to and interacting with the natural world. Though he is warned of Nelson`s checkered past, Cassidy dismisses the stories as superstitious gossip, until his small town is stunned by the disappearance of a prominent judge and his wife. Cassidy`s loyalty to his friend is severely tested just as his opportunity to make his mark as a gifted runner comes to fruition. John Parker`s prequel to the New York Times bestseller Once a Runner vividly captures how a runner is formed and the physical endurance, determination, and mindset he develops on the way to becoming a champion. Racing the Rain is an epic coming-of-age classic about the environments and friendships that shape us all`-



Taal / Language : English

Extra informatie: 
Paperback / softback
368 pagina's
Januari 2016
270 gram
198 x 128 x 21 mm
SCRIBNER gb


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