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Gold by Chris Cleave.. A cycling novel! Well, in this quadrennial summer of Olympic sport (When did skeet shooting become an event, one wonders?), here’s a refreshing tale of good ol’ girl-on-girl rivalry. Juicy goods.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Emotionally arresting (and exquisitely timed) . . . Cleave shines when he focuses on the cyclists’ sacrifices, including training sessions in which they push themselves to the brink of blacking out . . . Cleave’s fine novel will give you an appreciation for all that London’s Olympians have gone through as you watch them contort their bodies, leap for the heavens or pedal round and round and round."

Sports Illustrated

"Cleave kick-starts his stories from the first breath and never takes his feet off the pedals."

The Washington Post

Author bio: Chris Cleave was born in London and spent his early years in Cameroon. He studied Experimental Psychology at Balliol College, Oxford. His debut novel, Incendiary, won a 2006 Somerset Maugham Award, was shortlisted for the 2006 Commonwealth Writers' Prize, and is now a feature film. His second novel, Little Bee, is an international bestseller with over 2 million copies in print. He lives in London with his wife and three children. Chris Cleave enjoys dialogue with his readers and invites all comers to introduce themselves on Twitter; he can be found at twitter.com/chriscleave or on his website at chriscleave.com. More information can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1451672721/ref=s9_al_bw_g14_ir02?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_r=0DX10NBZGP8GV957K5VS&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1380719342&pf_rd_i=390919011

Book Details: General Fiction; (336 pp. Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

Publisher Website: http://books.simonandschuster.com/Gold/Chris-Cleave/9781451672725

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