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The invisible mile, David Coventry

Label
The invisible mile
Title
The invisible mile
Statement of responsibility
David Coventry
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The 1928 Ravat-Wonder team from New Zealand and Australia were the first English-speaking team to ride the Tour de France. From June through July they faced one of the toughest in the race's history: 5,476 kilometres of unsealed roads on heavy, fixed-wheel bikes. They rode in darkness through mountains with no light and brakes like glass. They weren't expected to finish, but stadiums filled with Frenchmen eager to call their names. The Invisible Mile is a powerful re-imagining of the tour from inside the peloton, where the test of endurance, for one young New Zealander, becomes a psychological journey into the chaos of the War a decade earlier. Riding on the alternating highs of cocaine and opium, victory and defeat, the rider's mind is increasingly fixed on his encounter with his family's past. As he nears the battlefields of the north and his last, invisible mile, the trauma of exertion and disputed guilt cast strange shadows on his story, and onlookers congregate about him waiting for revelation
Storyline
Pace
Character
Award
NZSA Best First Book Awards, Hubert Church Award for Fiction, 2016.
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10439300
Cataloging source
YDX
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1969-
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Coventry, David
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9639.4.C68
LC item number
I58 2017
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Tour de France (Bicycle race)
  • Bicycle racing
  • Cyclists
Target audience
adult
Label
The invisible mile, David Coventry
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
313 pages
Isbn
9781609453978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 964294361
  • (OCoLC)964294361
Label
The invisible mile, David Coventry
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
313 pages
Isbn
9781609453978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 964294361
  • (OCoLC)964294361

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