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The rider

Author: Tim Krabbé
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"THE RIDER describes one 150-kilometre race in just 150 pages. In the course of the narrative, we get to know the forceful, bumbling Lebusque, the aesthete Barthelemy, the young Turk Reilhan and the mysterious 'rider from Cycles Goff'. Krabbe battles with and against each of them in turn, failing on the descents, shining on the climbs, suffering on the (false) flats. The outcome of the race is, in fact, merely the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Sports stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Krabbé
ISBN: 0747559414 9780747559412
OCLC Number: 59477799
Description: 148 pages ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Renner.
Responsibility: Tim Krabbé ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett.

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Describing a 150-kilometre race, this book features the bumbling Lebusque, the aesthete Barthlemy, the young Turk Reilhan and the mysterious 'rider from Cycles Goff'.  Read more...

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'On the one hand it is a literary masterpiece that will still be read a hundred years from now; on the other, it is the best book on sports in the Dutch language' Leeuwarder Courant 'Whenever I hit Read more...

 
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