KATE AND ZOE met at nineteen when they both made the cut for the national training program in track cycling--a sport that demands intense focus, blinding exertion, and unwavering commitment. They are built to exploit the barest physical and psychological edge over equally skilled rivals, all of whom are fighting for the last one tenth of a second that separates triumph from despair.
Now at thirty-two, the women are facing their last and biggest race: the 2012 Olympics. Each wants desperately to win gold, and each has more than a medal to lose.
Kate is the more naturally gifted, but the demands of her life have a tendency to slow her down. Her eight-year-old daughter Sophie dreams of the Death Star and of battling alongside the Rebels as evil white blood cells ravage her personal galaxy--she is fighting a recurrence of the leukemia that nearly killed her three years ago. Sophie doesn't want to stand in the way of her mum's Olympic dreams, but each day the dark forces of the universe seem to be massing against her.
Devoted and self-sacrificing Kate knows her daughter is fragile, but at the height of her last frenzied months of training, might she be blind to the most terrible prognosis?
Intense, aloof Zoe has always hovered on the periphery of real human companionship, and her compulsive need to win at any cost has more than once threatened her friendship with Kate--and her own sanity. Will she allow her obsession, and the advantage she has over a harried, anguished mother, to sever the bond they have shared for more than a decade?
Echoing the adrenaline-fueled rush of a race around the Velodrome track, Gold is a triumph of superbly paced, heart-in-throat storytelling. With great humanity and glorious prose, Chris Cleave examines the values that lie at the heart of our most intimate relationships, and the choices we make when lives are at stake and everything is on the line.
Competition (Psychology) -- Fiction
Female friendship -- Fiction
Large type books
Leukemia -- Fiction
Leukemia -- Patients -- Fiction
Olympic Games -- (30th : -- 2012 : -- London, England) -- Fiction
Olympics -- Fiction
Psychological fiction, English
Women athletes -- Fiction
Women cyclists -- Fiction
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|Grouping Author||cleave chris|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-07-18 22:57:00PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-07-17 23:38:35PM|
|auth_author2||Fox, Emilia, 1974-|
|available_at_catalog||Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, East, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|collection_catalog||Audiobook, Fiction, Large Print|
|detailed_location_catalog||Bellevue - Adult Fiction, East - Adult Large Print, Edmondson Pike - Adult Audiobook, Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Green Hills - Adult Large Print, Hermitage - Adult Large Print, Main Library - Adult Fiction|
|display_description||Cyclists Zoe and Kate are friends and athletic rivals for Olympic gold, while Kate and her husband Jack, also a world-class cyclist, must contend with the recurrence of their young daughter's leukemia.|
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|isbn||145167273, 9781410449566, 9781442348981, 9781451672725, 9781451672732, 9781464047350|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, East, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000390181|CD audio book|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Simon & Schuster Audio,|p2012.|10 sound discs (ca. 11.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., ils:CARL0000390341|Book|Books|1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.|English|Simon & Schuster,|c2012.|324 p. ; 24 cm., ils:CARL0000395982|Large Print|Books|Large print ed.|English|Thorndike Press,|2012.|535 p. (large print) ; 23 cm., overdrive:5cdfa83e-d7c3-4643-8855-b9680f530279|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books|2012||
|series||Thorndike Press large print basic|
|series_with_volume||Thorndike Press large print basic||
|subject_facet||Audiobooks, Competition (Psychology) -- Fiction, Female friendship -- Fiction, Large type books, Leukemia -- Fiction, Leukemia -- Patients -- Fiction, Olympic Games -- (30th : -- 2012 : -- London, England) -- Fiction, Olympics -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, English, Women athletes -- Fiction, Women cyclists -- Fiction|
|title_full||Gold, Gold / Chris Cleave, Gold [sound recording] / Chris Cleave, Gold [text (large print)] / Chris Cleave|
|topic_facet||Audiobooks, Competition (Psychology), Female friendship, Fiction, Large type books, Leukemia, Literature, Olympics, Patients, Psychological fiction, English, Women athletes, Women cyclists|