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The Resource We begin our ascent, Joe Mungo Reed

We begin our ascent, Joe Mungo Reed

Label
We begin our ascent
Title
We begin our ascent
Statement of responsibility
Joe Mungo Reed
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sol and Liz are a couple on the cusp. He's a professional cyclist in the Tour de France, a workhorse but not yet a star. She's a geneticist on the brink of a major discovery, either that or a loss of funding. They've just welcomed their first child into the world, and their bright future lies just before them--if only they can reach out and grab it. But as Liz's research slows, as Sol starts doping, their dreams grow murkier and the risks graver. Over the whirlwind course of the Tour, they enter the orbit of an extraordinary cast of conmen and aspirants, who draw the young family ineluctably into the depths of an illegal drug smuggling operation. As Liz and Sol flounder to discern right from wrong, up from down, they are forced to decide: What is it we're striving for? And what is it worth? We Begin Our Ascent dances nimbly between tragic and comic, exploring the cost of ambition and the question of what gives our lives meaning. Reed melds the powerful themes of great marital dramas like Revolutionary Road with the humoUr, character, and heart of a George Saunders collection. Throughout, we're drawn inside the cycling world and treated to the brilliant literary sports-writing of modern classics like The Art of Fielding or End Zone
Summary
Chronicles the journey of a married couple, one of them a world-class cyclist, and the other a successful geneticist, as they grapple with the challenges of new parenthood while descending into a dark world of illegal drug smuggling
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Storyline
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Character
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10665007
Cataloging source
QRML
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reed, Joe Mungo
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tour de France (Bicycle race)
  • Cyclists
  • Women geneticists
  • Cycling
  • Doping in sports
  • Drug traffic
  • Success
Target audience
adult
Label
We begin our ascent, Joe Mungo Reed
Instantiates
Publication
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
000063000691
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9780008298166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1019607703
Label
We begin our ascent, Joe Mungo Reed
Publication
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
000063000691
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9780008298166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1019607703

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