Publisher: David Gulbraa
Publication Date: January 17, 2018
Binding: Kobo eBook
Welcome to the dramatic love-drenched stage of world class Olympic distance running. Your tour guide on this journey is Trent Adams, bad-ass gunslinger, born and raised at 9,000 feet in Telluride, Colorado, and America’s greatest distance runner. At the London Olympics, Trent suffers a humiliating defeat in the 10K final. Now it’s 2016 and Trent seeks redemption in Rio. He opens his season at the US Cross Country championships where he confronts his main running rival, Joe Holmes, and steals away his girlfriend, Barbara D’Ambrosia, another world class runner with her eyes on Rio. As soon as Trent decides he’s in love with her and wants a serious relationship, Barbara fails a drug test and is banned from the sport. Trent doesn’t believe for a second that his love is dirty. To prove Barbara’s innocence, Trent digs deep and uncovers a tragic tale of young love gone wrong and the broken woman who threatens to destroy them both. Exploring the power of love to either nourish or destroy, Olympic Gothic is an unflinching in-your-face portrait of the inner lives of world class distance runners, the voice-driven narrative of a charismatic athlete-as-artist, and an unforgettable journey to an Olympic finish line that will forever change your understanding of who runners are and the spiritual prize they seek beyond the medals.