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Acker, James - The Long Run

Acker, James - The Long Run

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In James Acker's heartwarming and poignant novel, The Long Run, two track and field athletes navigate the complexities of love, loss, and self-discovery as they chase their dreams together. 


Sebastian Villeda is a track star with Olympic aspirations. When he transfers to a new school, he meets Sandro Miceli, a talented long-distance runner with a troubled past. Despite their differences, Sebastian and Sandro are drawn to each other and their connection deepens as they train together and support each other through their personal struggles. But when tragedy strikes, their bond is tested as they confront the challenges of life and love.

LGBT Themes:

  • Exploration of love, identity, and self-acceptance in the world of competitive sports.
  • Navigating the challenges of coming out and finding acceptance in a supportive community.
  • The power of friendship and love to help one grow and evolve.

Relevant Tags: LGBTQ+, Fiction, Young Adult, Contemporary Fiction, Gay Romance, Track and Field, Love, Identity, Self-Acceptance, Friendship, Overcoming Adversity, James Acker, The Long Run

Awards & Recognition:

  • Longlisted for the 2023 Lambda Literary Award for Teen/Young Adult Fiction
  • Target Keywords: LGBTQ+ young adult fiction, gay romance, track and field, love, identity, self-acceptance, overcoming adversity, James Acker, The Long Run
  • Meta Description: Experience the heartwarming journey of love, friendship, and self-discovery in James Acker's captivating novel, The Long Run, as two track and field athletes chase their dreams together and find solace in their shared passion and connection.

Title: The Long Run

Author: James Acker

Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Contemporary Fiction, Gay Romance

Pages: 400

Publisher: Harlequin Enterprises ULC

Release Date: February 7, 2023

Weight: 408 grams

Size: 152 x 234 x 25 mm

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