Paperback, 21 x 14.8 cm
Published August 2018
Tom, a young man struggling to forge some sense from his experiences, employs the services of an older woman as his running coach. A former psychoanalyst, Coach Fitz’s methods combine fitness training with an intense curiosity about the places through which they run. Enthusiastic and perceptive yet plagued by self-consciousness, Tom finds himself fascinated and troubled by his mentor’s peculiar ideas. As they follow their eccentric course across parklands, streets and beaches, a conversation unfolds about the athletic body, architectural style and the transition from adolescence into adulthood. But when his relationship with Coach Fitz breaks down,Tom finds himself dogged by past failures and obsessions, and sets out in search of a student of his own, in an attempt to orchestrate an ideal expression of his emotional, athletic and intellectual urges.