Life at These Speeds: A Novel

Life at These Speeds: A Novel

by Jeremy Jackson

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The basis for the major motion picture 1 Mile to You

"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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312313661
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 07/01/2003
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 383,825
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.79(d)
Lexile: 790L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Raised on a cattle farm in the Ozark borderlands of Missouri, JEREMY JACKSON is a graduate of Vassar College and the University of Iowa Writer's Workshop, where he was a Teaching-Writing Fellow. He is the recipient of the Henfield Prize and the James A. Michener/Copernicus Society of America Fellowship. The first chapter of 1 Mile to You appeared in The Greensboro Review and won a Henfield-Transatlantic Prize. Jackson lives in Iowa.

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