The Rider

The Rider

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A literary sports classic, finally available in the U.S. Originally published in Holland in 1978, "The Rider" became an instant cult classic, selling over 100,000 copies. Brilliantly conceived and written at a break-neck pace, it is a loving, imaginative, and, above all, passionate tribute to the art of bicycle road racing. Not a dry history of the sport, "The Rider" is beloved as a bicycle odyssey, a literary masterpiece that describes in painstaking detail one 150-kilometer race in a mere 150 pages. "The Rider" is the ultimate book for bike lovers as well as the arm-chair sports enthusiast.

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 124.46 x 195.58 x 12.7mm | 45.36g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • New YorkUnited States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1582342903
  • 9781582342900
  • 4,711

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'...there's something about Krabbe's spare writing style that lulls even uninitiated readers into a sort of trance--presumably not unlike that of the long-distance racer moving ever closer to the finishing line.'

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About Tim Krabbe

Tim Krabbe is one of Holland's leading writers, and his novels are published all over the world. His many books include "The Vanishing," which was made into a successful film, and "The Cave." He lives in Amsterdam."

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