a little gold goes a long way

Chris Cleave's Gold tells the story of cyclists Zoe, Kate, and Jack; it seems like everything they've ever done on and off the track has shaped them for the 2012 Olympics in London. Each struggles against their own demons: Kate and Jack are the parents of eight year old, Star Wars loving, Sophie who is battling leukemia; Zoe is always racing against the ghosts from her past, nightmarish memories.

Cleave's book gives the reader a very real sense of the physicality of professional cyclists. It was another Cleave success, but I think I still like his Little Bee a little better!

Would I suggest it? Yep.

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