Last night Jason and I had the pleasure hearing our friend (and his former boss), Rob Lennon, read from and answer questions about his debut novel The Miles at the B&N on the Upper West Side. It was such a wonderful way to spend the evening and I am very excited to read this book (up next, I’ll have it finished by Monday).
Here’s a little summary:
“With his debut novel, The Miles, Lennon tells the next chapter in LGBT athletics, drawing from the friendships, conflicts and family relationships that are formed in local running communities. Chariots of Fire meets The Broken Hearts Club; The Miles follows a gay running team in New York City through a year of competition that unveils friendships, loyalties and hidden secrets. As they work toward the ultimate challenge—the New York City Marathon—the team discovers the spirit and power that can be achieved when people forego their personal fears for the greater good of a community.” (via)
Sounds awesome, huh? Go get yourself a copy (and maybe one for your running buddy too - gotta move those units!) and let’s do these miles together.
this sounds like a great read for us soon-to-be-marathoners. (And realistic, in that there’s at least one LGBT running club in New York that I know of, the estimable Front Runners.)