INTERMEDIATE FICTION
(2) 4-6 Track series. In this series' third entry (Ghost; Patina), Sunny, the track team's best miler, decides he doesn't want to be a runner. Coach suggests he try the discus, a choice reflected in the novel's diary-entry structure that spins around incidents or memories, cumulatively revealing the tragic origins of Sunny's track career. The story's slow build lets Sunny's strengths and vulnerabilities gain him a place in our hearts.

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