|Author: Chris Cleave|
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|Building on the tradition of "Little Bee," Cleave again writes with elegance, humor, and passion about friendship, marriage, parenthood, tragedy, and redemption. On the road to Olympic Gold in London, world-class athletes Zoe and Kate must decide what''s most important to them.|
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Building on the tradition of Little Bee, Chris Cleave again writes with elegance, humor, and passion about friendship, marriage, parenthood, tragedy, and redemption.Gold is the story of Zoe and Kate, world-class athletes who have been friends and rivals since their first day of Elite training. They’ve loved, fought, betrayed, forgiven, consoled, gloried, and grown up together. Now on the eve of London 2012, their last Olympics, both women will be tested to their physical and emotional limits. They must confront each other and their own mortality to decide, when lives are at stake: What would you sacrifice for the people you love, if it meant giving up the thing that was most important to you in the world?
" Cleave knows how to captivate with rich characters and nimble plotting." (starred review) 03/15/2012 "Cleave . . . goes for the gold and brings it home in his thrillingly written and emotionally rewarding novel about the world of professional cycling." (starred review) 03/26/2012 "A real winner of a novel." - Deirdre Donahue 07/02/2012 "Cleave . . . is a full-hearted writer." - Lisa Schwarzbaum 07/13/2012 "Cleave [has] substantial literary muscle." - Bruce Barcott 07/15/2012