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The Resource Coach Fitz, Tom Lee

Coach Fitz, Tom Lee

Label
Coach Fitz
Title
Coach Fitz
Statement of responsibility
Tom Lee
Creator
Contributor
Author
Issuing body
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tom, a young man struggling to forge some sense from his experiences, employs the services of an older woman as his running coach. A former psychoanalyst, Coach Fitz?s methods combine fitness training with an intense curiosity about the spirit of the places through which they travel. Enthusiastic and perceptive yet plagued by self-consciousness, Tom finds himself at once fascinated and troubled by his mentor?s peculiar ideas. As they follow an eccentric course across parklands, streets and beaches, a conversation unfolds about the athletic body, architectural style and especially the emergence from adolescence into adulthood. But when his relationship with Coach Fitz breaks down, Tom finds himself dogged by past failures and obsessions, and sets out in search of a student of his own, in an attempt to orchestrate an ideal expression of his emotional, athletic and intellectual urges. Weaving earnest, comic and dreamlike voices, Coach Fitz finds marvels in unlikely places: in outdoor gyms, picnic spots and water towers; in internet cafés, hotel restaurants and bottle shops; in goat?s cheese, olive oil and sourdough bread; and via the body in motion, in its squats and stretches, burpees and breath friends, run-ups, chin-ups, push-ups, sit-ups, warm-ups and cool-downs. Coach Fitz is an exploration of the outdoor mentality that plays such a dominant role in the Australian psyche. It is remarkable for its observations about landscape and physical exercise, embedded in the training routines and dialogues of the runners. But most of all it is about the emotions and aspirations of youth, and the complications these engender. Playful, philosophical and strangely captivating, Tom Lee?s first novel speaks to the contemporary fixation on self-fashioning and wellness, conjuring an immersive world of intimacy, awkwardness and elation
Theme
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10667174
Cataloging source
YDX
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Lee, Tom
Dewey number
A823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Western Sydney University
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True
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  • Running
  • Women coaches (Athletics)
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Australian fiction
  • Runners (Sports)
  • Coaches (Athletics)
Target audience
adult
Label
Coach Fitz, Tom Lee
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"From the Writing and Society Research Centre at Western Sydney University" -- Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063585652
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9781925336900
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1032720423
Label
Coach Fitz, Tom Lee
Publication
Note
"From the Writing and Society Research Centre at Western Sydney University" -- Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063585652
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9781925336900
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1032720423

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