Language: English . Brand New. From the author of the New York Times bestseller 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. N° de réf. du libraire
Titre : Racing the Rain
Éditeur : Blackstone Audiobooks
Date d'édition : 2015
Reliure : CD-Audio
Etat du livre : New
Edition : Unabridged.
Description du livre Blackstone Audio. État : BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Audiobook on Library CD - Unabridged A Brand New Quality Audiobook from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. N° de réf. du libraire 2221942