The Resource The invisible mile, David Coventry

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 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."--Publisher's website
Awards note
Ockham New Zealand Book Awards : The Hubert Church Best First Book Award for Fiction Winner, 2016.
Cataloging source
NZNB
Dewey number
NZ823.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
The invisible mile, David Coventry
Label
The invisible mile, David Coventry
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • New Zealand author
  • Novel
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
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Content type MARC source
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Contents
The Invisible Mile is a powerful re-imagining of the 1928 Tour de France 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
Control code
15824288
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Dimensions
21 cm
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Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9781776560431
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
  • Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2016: Fiction - Shortlist (Formerly the New Zealand Post Book Awards)
  • Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2016 (Formerly the New Zealand Post Book Awards) Winner - THE HUBERT CHURCH BEST FIRST BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a3449450
  • (NLNZils)1712952
  • (Nz)15824288
  • (OCoLC)908418079

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