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Escaping from life?,
This review is from: The Escape Artist: Life from the Saddle (Paperback)
This isn't a story about bike racing. It's the story of a bike racer (and not a very good one) and the conflict between wanting to work as hard as he can at this against the very real demands of life, relationships, parenthood and bereavement.
Don't read this expecting an account of the sport; there are plenty of those around. This is about life, and is all the more engrossing because of it. By describing specific moments in his life, rather than a broad brush approach, Seaton draws you in and makes it feel like you are there. I couldn't put it down, and can see myself reading it again and again.