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The invisible mile

David Coventry

The invisible mile

by David Coventry

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Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Tour de France (Bicycle race) (1928 : France),
  • Bicycle racing,
  • Cyclists,
  • Fiction

  • About the Edition

    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 kilometers 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.

    Edition Notes

    StatementDavid Coventry
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR9639.4.C68 I58 2017
    The Physical Object
    Pagination313 pages
    Number of Pages313
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26927447M
    ISBN 101609453972
    ISBN 109781609453978
    OCLC/WorldCa964294361

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David Coventry 's top-ten bestselling debut novel, The Invisible Mile, was published in his native New Zealand by Victoria University Press (publishers of Eleanor Catton) and became a finalist for the prestigious Ockham New Zealand Book Awards/5(11).

The Invisible Mile is a book of incredible passion. It is so sensitive that I could literary hear the beat of excitement in every sentence, with each intonation rise. It is built on emotional accents - a rare, yet captivating technique, which makes you want to read the book aloud.3/5.

A deeply introspective book, The Invisible Mile is narrated by a fictional, unnamed rider on the Ravat-Wonder team. Speaking no French and knowing few of his fellow riders, his race becomes a confrontation with memories of the Great War and a quest to understand his own place in its history/5(11).

A re-imagining of a true story, The Invisible Mile is a novel about the capacity of the human mind and body when stretched to their absolute limits, written in prose that calls to mind the works of Marilynne Robinson and John Banville, as well as Colson Whitehead’s National Book Award-winning novel The Underground Railroad.

A deeply introspective book, The Invisible Mile is narrated by a fictional, unnamed rider on the Ravat-Wonder team.

Speaking no French and knowing few of his fellow riders, his race becomes a confrontation with memories of the Great War and a quest to understand his own place in its history.

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Based on a true story The Invisible Mile tells the poignant story of five Australian and New Zealand cyclists who in formed the first English-speaking team to ride in the Tour de France. They were gallant, under-resourced and badly outnumbered but taken deep to the heart by the French nation.

The novel describes in a wonderful poetic and visceral voice what it was like to ride in this. Based on a true story The Invisible Mile tells the poignant story of five Australian and New Zealand cyclists who in formed the first English-speaking team to ride in the Tour de France.

They were gallant, under-resourced and badly outnumbered but taken deep to the heart by the French nation. The novel describes in a wonderful poetic and visceral voice what it was like to ride in this Reviews: Published in six different languages his debut novel, The Invisible Mile (), was the winner of the Hubert Church Award for Fiction, shortlisted for both the Ockham New Zealand Book Award and the Sports Book Awards in the United Kingdom.

His work has been compared to that of Don DeLillo, Toni Morrison and Thomas Mann. Synopsis A re-imagining of a true story, The Invisible Mile is a novel about the capacity of the human mind and body when stretched to their absolute limits, written in prose that calls to mind the works of Marilynne Robinson and John Banville, as well as Colson Whitehead’s National Book Award-winning novel The Underground Railroad.

A deeply introspective book, The Invisible Mile is narrated by a fictional, unnamed rider on the Ravat-Wonder team. Speaking no French and knowing few of his fellow riders, his race becomes a confrontation with memories of the Great War and a quest to understand his own place in its : The Invisible Mile is an important and impressive début.’ —Steve Walker, Sunday Star-Times ‘In The Invisible Mile, Coventry succeeds in creating a complex, nuanced novel which fundamentally questions our relationship with the histories which shape us, and the ways in which we tell the stories of who we are.

At the same time, it is in 5/5. A deeply introspective and spiritual book, The Invisible Mile is narrated by a fictional rider. He rides on the alternating highs of cocaine and opium, pain, and pleasure, victory, and defeat.

And as he nears the northern battlefields and his last, invisible mile, trauma, exertion, and. Buy The Invisible Mile Main Market by Coventry, David (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s:   The Invisible Mile was published in New Zealand by Fergus Barrowman at Victoria University Press (the NZ publisher of Eleanor Catton) on June 11th to reviews calling the book "brilliant", "a tour de force", an "important and impressive debut" and "a dream to read".

The Invisible Mile debuted at #2 on the NZ bestseller list and remained in /5(9). Ina team of bicyclists from Australia and New Zealand were the first Anglophones to win the Tour de France. This debut novel from New Zealand author Coventry, a bestseller when published there two years ago, is the story of one of the riders on that team.

The book A re-imaging of a true story, The Invisible Mile is a novel about the capacity of the human mind and body when stretched to their absolute limits, written in prose that calls to mind the works of Marilynne Robinson and John Banville, as well as Colson Whitehead’s National Book Award-winning novel The Underground Railroad.

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 Invisible Mile was shortlisted in the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards and was in the NZ top Ten for over a year.3/5.

The Invisible Mile David Coventry. Europa (Penguin, dist.), $17 trade paper (p) ISBN Buy this book. Based on a true event, New Zealand author Coventry’s tense, dark debut.The Invisible Mile was shortlisted in the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards and was awarded the Hubert Church Award for Best First Book.

David was the recipient of the Todd New Writer’s Bursary administered by Creative New Zealand and is currently studying for a PhD.A deeply introspective book,The Invisible Mile is narrated by a fictional, unnamed rider on the Ravat-Wonder team.

Speaking no French and knowing few of his fellow riders, his race becomes a confrontation with memories of the Great War and a quest to understand his own place in its history.