Life at These Speeds

A Novel

Jeremy Jackson

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In eighth grade Kevin Schuler is a popular kid with a decent, if not stellar, record on the track. Yet after fate takes him off a bus that crashes and kills his fellow students, including his girlfriend, Kevin inexplicably becomes a track phenomenon. Separated from his memory and distanced from his own life, he effortlessly smashes records and gains national attention, until he finds that he can no more remain apart from himself than he can from the ground beneath his feet.

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Praise for Life at These Speeds

“Quietly haunting...magisterial...brilliantly satisfying...a terrific first novel.” —The Boston Globe

“Definitely my favorite book! A beautiful tribute to all runners, and a reminder that being true to yourself is more important than setting records.” —Alan Webb, national record holder for the high school mile, at 3:53.43

“Refreshing...reminds us that whether we run, play football, sing or write, we need to find the joy in what we do.” —Chicago Sun-Times

“This story will leave you cheering.” —Seventeen

“Entertaining, engaging, and finally, moving.” —James Hynes, author of The Lecturer’s Tale

“Subtle...[with] a deep vein of dark humor that keeps the reader a bit off-kilter...Quirky dialogue and laugh-out-loud absurdities abound and offset the book’s somber story in a way that is as engaging as it is unpredictable.” —Iowa City Press-Citizen

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Jeremy Jackson

A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and Vassar College, where he later taught, Jeremy Jackson is a Henfield Prize winner and a former James A. Michener Fellow. A native of Missouri, he lives in Iowa.

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Life at These Speeds
A Novel
Jeremy Jackson

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Picador
July 2003
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312313661
ISBN10: 0312313667
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 360 pages
$15.00

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St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
July 2003
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466835375
ISBN10: 1466835370
360 pages
$9.99
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