Gold

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Pub Date 05 Jun 2012 | Archive Date 05 Oct 2012
Doubleday Canada, Bond Street Books

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The spectacular new novel by the bestselling and critically acclaimed author of the reader and bookseller favourite, Little Bee.
In the tradition of his beloved previous novel, Little Bee, Chris Cleave again gives us an elegant, funny, passionate story about friendship, marriage, parenthood, tragedy, and redemption. This time, the setting is the upcoming London Olympics. Gold is the story of two women, Zoe and Kate, world-class cyclists who have been friends and rivals since their first day of elite training years ago. They have loved, fought, betrayed, forgiven, lost, consoled, triumphed, and grown up together. Now, on the eve of London 2012, their last Olympics, the two must compete for the one remaining spot on their team. In doing so, the women will be tested to their physical, mental and emotional limits. They will confront each other and their own mortality, and be asked to decide: What will you sacrifice for the people you love?

CHRIS CLEAVE is a columnist for The Guardian newspaper in London. His first novel, Incendiary, was published in 20 countries, won the 2006 Somerset Maugham Award and was shortlisted for the 2006 Commonwealth Writers' Prize. His second novel, Little Bee, was a New York Times bestseller and was shortlisted for the Costa Award and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. In Canada, it was a national bestseller, and a reader and book-club favourite. Chris Cleave lives in London with his French wife and three mischeivous Anglo-French children.

Please note that we will only grant requests to Canadian residents.

The spectacular new novel by the bestselling and critically acclaimed author of the reader and bookseller favourite, Little Bee.
...


Advance Praise

Praise for Incendiary:

“An audacious, provocative voice.” —The New York Times

“This is a haunting work of art.” —Newsweek

“A harrowing and sharply written account of urban panic and the hallucinatory effects of shock. . . . A stunning novel in any case, but reading it today only sharpens the reader’s sense of self-recognition, of participation in a larger reality that remains hard to grasp for its newness.” —The Globe and Mail

"[Incendiary] signals the arrival of a writer who may be worthy of attention for all the right reasons.” —The Guardian (UK)

Praise for Little Bee:

“Cleave is a nerves-of-steel storyteller of stealthy power, and this is a novel as resplendent and menacing as life itself.”—Booklist (starred review)

“Searingly eloquent” —The Daily Mail (UK)

“Little Bee will blow you away.”—The Washington Post

“Read this urgent and wryly funny novel for its insights into simple humanity, the force that can disarm fear.”—O Magazine

Praise for Incendiary:

“An audacious, provocative voice.” —The New York Times

“This is a haunting work of art.” —Newsweek

“A harrowing and sharply written account of urban panic and the...


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