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The motion of the body through space / Lionel Shriver.

Allergic to group activities of any kind, all her life Serenata has run, swum, and cycled - on her lonesome. But now that she's hit 60, all that physical activity has destroyed her knees. As she contemplates surgery with dread, her previously sedentary husband Remington, recently and ignominiously redundant, chooses this precise moment to discover exercise. Which should be good for his health, right? Yet as he joins the cult of fitness that seems increasingly to consume the whole of the Western world, her once-modest husband burgeons into an unbearable narcissist. Ignoring all his other obligations in the service of extreme sport, he engages a saucy, taunting personal trainer named Bambi, who treats his wife with contempt. When Remington announces his intention to compete in a legendarily gruelling triathlon, MettleMan, Serenata is sure he's going to end up injured or dead - but the stubbornness of an ageing man in Lycra is not to be underestimated.

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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
C9009032729 F SHR
Adult fiction   Stratford Branch . . On Hold-S, Reserved .  
C9009032737 F SHR
Adult fiction   Smithfield Branch . . On Loan, Reserved . 10 Aug 2020
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ISBN 9780007560790 (pbk.)
0007560796 (pbk.)
Author Shriver, Lionel author.
Title The motion of the body through space / Lionel Shriver.
Published The Borough Press, 2020.
London, England :
Physical description 338 pages ; 23 cm.
Summary Allergic to group activities of any kind, all her life Serenata has run, swum, and cycled - on her lonesome. But now that she's hit 60, all that physical activity has destroyed her knees. As she contemplates surgery with dread, her previously sedentary husband Remington, recently and ignominiously redundant, chooses this precise moment to discover exercise. Which should be good for his health, right? Yet as he joins the cult of fitness that seems increasingly to consume the whole of the Western world, her once-modest husband burgeons into an unbearable narcissist. Ignoring all his other obligations in the service of extreme sport, he engages a saucy, taunting personal trainer named Bambi, who treats his wife with contempt. When Remington announces his intention to compete in a legendarily gruelling triathlon, MettleMan, Serenata is sure he's going to end up injured or dead - but the stubbornness of an ageing man in Lycra is not to be underestimated.
Subject Marital conflict -- Fiction
Triathlon -- Training -- Fiction
Personal trainers -- Fiction
Extreme sports -- Fiction
Exercise
Married people
Domestic fiction
Triathletes -- Fiction
Betrayal -- Fiction
Older couples -- Fiction
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
Marriage -- Fiction
Obsessive-compulsive disorder -- Fiction
Physical fitness -- Fiction
Triathlon -- Fiction
Exercise -- Fiction
Married people -- Fiction
Aging -- Fiction
Exercise for older people -- Fiction
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