The Resource Godspeed : a memoir, Casey Legler

Godspeed : a memoir, Casey Legler

Label
Godspeed : a memoir
Title
Godspeed
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Casey Legler
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"I swim for every chance to get wasted--after every meet, every weekend, every travel trip. This is what I look forward to and what I tell no one: the burn of it down my throat, to my soul curled up in my lungs, the sharpest pain all over it--it seizes and stretches, becoming alive again, and is the only thing that makes sense." 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. In searing, evocative, visceral prose, Casey gives language to loneliness in this startling story of survival, defiance, and of the embers that still burn when everything else in us goes dark.--Publisher's description
Summary
A coming-of-age memoir by a former Olympic swimmer describes the crippling loneliness that marked her athletic childhood and her struggles with addiction and self-destructiveness prior to her diagnosis with autism
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10677545
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Legler, Casey
Dewey number
797.2/1092
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV838.L45
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Legler, Casey
  • Olympic Games
  • Alcoholism
  • Drug addiction
  • Women alcoholics
  • Women swimmers
Target audience
adult
Label
Godspeed : a memoir, Casey Legler
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=285&titleId=4567685
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Intro; About the Author; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Author's Note; Genesis; Winter 1991; Fall 1989; Winter 1991; Spring 1992; War; Summer 1992; Fall 1992; Spring 1993; Fall 1993; Requiem; Divertimento; Interlude; Olympus; 1995; 1996; Prelude; Acknowledgments
Control code
on1084757013
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781925693638
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
55CFAD44-40D9-4A5E-9010-24A9DAB3089D
System control number
(OCoLC)1084757013
Label
Godspeed : a memoir, Casey Legler
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=285&titleId=4567685
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Intro; About the Author; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Author's Note; Genesis; Winter 1991; Fall 1989; Winter 1991; Spring 1992; War; Summer 1992; Fall 1992; Spring 1993; Fall 1993; Requiem; Divertimento; Interlude; Olympus; 1995; 1996; Prelude; Acknowledgments
Control code
on1084757013
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781925693638
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
55CFAD44-40D9-4A5E-9010-24A9DAB3089D
System control number
(OCoLC)1084757013

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