Synopses & Reviews
Who would you run one hundred miles for?
Caleb Oberest is an ultramarathon runner, who severed all ties to his family to race brutal 100-mile marathons across mountains. Shane Oberest is a sales rep for a cutting-edge biotechnology firm, creating new cures for the diseases of our time. Shane has spent his life longing to connect with his older brother, but the distance between them was always too vast.
Calebs running group live by strict rules, but Caleb is breaking one of them. He has fallen in love with a new member and her infant daughter. When Caleb discovers that the baby has a fatal genetic disease, he reaches out to Shane. On the verge of becoming a father himself, Shane devises a plan that could save this baby and bring his lost brother home. But to succeed, both brothers will need to risk everything they have. And so each begins a dangerous race that will push them past their boundaries, and take all of Calebs legendry endurance to survive.
Derek Shermans authentic, compelling story of ultramarathons, biotechnology, and family takes us deep into new worlds and examines how far we will go for the people we love.
"Thought-provoking...an engaging read." -Booklist
Two estranged brothers—an ultramarathon runner and a biotechnology rep—reunite and push past the limits of their endurance in a race to save a baby’s life.
Caleb and Shane Oberest began running together as boys. The brothers took divergent paths—Caleb abandoned a successful consulting career and severed all ties to his family to devote his life to ultramarathoning; Shane was drawn, on the verge of becoming a new father, to biotechnology and its seemingly limitless role in curing the diseases of our time. But when Caleb breaks a major rule of his running club and falls in love with one of its members and her infant daughter, Lily, he reaches out to his brother for help with Lily’s fatal genetic condition.
Each finds himself in a race for survival—Caleb for dominance at the dangerous Yosemite Slam ultramarathon; Shane to produce in secret a cure for Lily, in hope of reconnecting with the brother he idolizes. Derek Sherman’s perfectly paced tale of worlds colliding, with lives and loves hanging in the balance, is authentically and compellingly rendered.
About the Author
DEREK SHERMAN works in advertising as a writer and Creative Director. His work has received every major industry award, and been named among the best of the last twenty- five years by Archive Magazine. He is a cofounder of the Chicago Awesome Foundation, a charity dedicated to awarding microgrants. He lives in Chicago with his wife and children. This is his first novel. Visit his website at www.derek-sherman.com.