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The Resource Racing the rain : a novel, John L. Parker, Jr

Racing the rain : a novel, John L. Parker, Jr

Label
Racing the rain : a novel
Title
Racing the rain
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
John L. Parker, Jr
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the author of the New York Times bestselling Once a Runner--"The best novel ever written about running" (Runner's World)--comes that novel's prequel, the story of a world-class athlete coming of age in the 1950s and 60s on Florida's Gold Coast. Quenton Cassidy's first foot races are with nature itself: the summer storms that sweep through his subtropical neighborhood. Shirtless, barefoot, and brown as a berry, Cassidy is a skinny, mouthy kid with aspirations to be a great athlete. As he explores his primal surroundings, along the Loxahatchee River and the nearby Atlantic Ocean, he is befriended by Trapper Nelson, "the Tarzan of the Loxahatchee, " a well-known eccentric who lives off the land. In junior high school, quite by chance, Cassidy discovers an ability to run long distances, but his real dream is to be a basketball star. Still, Cassidy absorbs Nelson's view of running as a way of relating to and interacting with the natural world. Though he is warned of Nelson's checkered past, Cassidy dismisses the stories as superstitious gossip, until his small town is stunned by the disappearance of a prominent judge and his wife. Cassidy's loyalty to his friend is severely tested just as his opportunity to make his mark as a gifted runner comes to fruition. John Parker's prequel to the New York Times bestseller Once a Runner vividly captures how a runner is formed and the physical endurance, determination, and mindset he develops on the way to becoming a champion. Racing the Rain is an epic coming-of-age classic about the environments and friendships that shape us all"--
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Citation location within source
June 01, 2015
Citation source
Booklist
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Parker, John L.
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.A679
LC item number
R33 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Runners (Sports)
  • Running
Label
Racing the rain : a novel, John L. Parker, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Prequel to: Once a runner
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2015016535
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9781476769868
Lccn
2015016535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781476769868
  • (OCoLC)894746984
Label
Racing the rain : a novel, John L. Parker, Jr
Publication
Note
Prequel to: Once a runner
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2015016535
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9781476769868
Lccn
2015016535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781476769868
  • (OCoLC)894746984

Library Locations

    • Lewisville Public LibraryBorrow it
      1197 W. Main St., Lewisville, TX, 75067, US
      33.0422012 -97.02392920000001
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