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The Resource Godspeed : a memoir, Casey Legler

Godspeed : a memoir, Casey Legler

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Godspeed : a memoir
Title
Godspeed
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Casey Legler
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At fifteen, Casey Legler is already one of the fastest swimmers in the world. She is also an alcoholic, isolated from her family, and incapable of forming lasting connections with those around her. Driven to compete at the highest levels, sent far away from home to train with the best coaches and teams, she finds herself increasingly alone and alienated, living a life of cheap hotels and chlorine-worn skin, anonymous sexual encounters and escalating drug use. Even at what should be a moment of triumph--competing at age sixteen in the 1996 Olympics--she is an outsider looking in, procuring drugs for Olympians she hardly knows, and losing her race after setting a new world record in the qualifying heats. After submitting to years of numbing training in France and the United States, Casey can see no way out of the sinister loneliness that has swelled and festered inside her. Yet wondrously, when it is almost too late, she discovers a small light within herself, and senses a point of calm within the whirlwind of her life
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10677545
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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Legler, Casey
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Legler, Casey
  • Olympic Games
  • Women swimmers
  • Women alcoholics
Label
Godspeed : a memoir, Casey Legler
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 162 pages
Isbn
9781501135750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)1041237827
Label
Godspeed : a memoir, Casey Legler
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 162 pages
Isbn
9781501135750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)1041237827

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