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The Invisible Mile free pdf 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.

About David Coventry

David Coventry was born in 1969 in Wellington where he still lives. He has an Honours degree in English from Victoria University, a BA in Literature and Religion. In 2010 he received a Masters in creative writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria. He has published fiction in Sport, The Dominion Post and Turbine. The Invisible Mile is his first book.

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Author : David Coventry
Publisher : Victoria University Press
Data Published : 11 June 2015
ISBN : 1776560434
EAN : 9781776560431
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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