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Rider (MP3-CD) (Tim Krabbu00e9)

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With The Rider, Tim Krabbé has created a book unique in the ranks of sporting literature. He describes one 150-kilometre race in just 150 pages. In the course of the narrative, we get to know the forceful, bumbling Lebusque, the aesthete Barthelemy, the Young Turk Reilhan, and the mysterious rider from Cycles Goff'. Krabbé battles with and against each of them in turn, failing on the descents, shining on the climbs, suffering on the (false) flats. The outcome of the race is, in fact, merely the last stanza of an exciting and too-brief paean to stamina, suffering, and the redeeming power of humour.

This is not a history of road racing, a hagiography of the European greats or even a factual account of his own amateur cycling career. Instead, Krabbé allows us to race with him, inside his skull as it were, during a mythical Tour de Mont Aigoual.

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Mp3_cd
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Author: Tim Krabbu00e9
Language: English
Street Date: January 24, 2017
TCIN: 51997427
UPC: 9781536639537
Item Number (DPCI): 248-39-4839
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