How do athletes balance their ambition and relationships; which comes first? Novelist Chris Cleave explores these questions and more in his latest page-turner, “Gold.” The author stopped by Library HQ on Saturday to discuss the new book, which follows two long-term friends as they battle it out for Olympic gold. Cleave talked about his hands-on research for the book, which included training for a race. He also interviewed cyclists, trying to pinpoint what it felt like to win or lose. After a month of intense 20-hr a week bike sessions, Cleave noted all he felt was “sadness and pain.”
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