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Doppelganger Effect

Doppelganger Effect, the debut non-fiction novel by gravity sports writer, Johnathon Allen, traces the origins of extreme sports by following the (mostly true) story of one person’s search for identity through the pursuit of mountain biking, skiing, and bungee jumping as he attempts to solve the mystery of his past. Joey doesn’t know his real name, his parents, or the source of his true origins. Compounding this identity crisis is the fact everywhere he goes, people think he’s someone else. He is the epitome of a generation that has been cut free from the past into an unknown and potentially hazardous future with no map or compass; the first and only American generation to come of age without facing a major war; the generation they call X.

Doppelganger Effect is the debut non-fiction novel of gravity sports writer/photographer, Johnathon Allen–whose stories have appeared in BIKE, Mountain Bike Magazine, Outside, Wend, and other publications.

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John Fricker says:

GenX Coming Of Age I loved this book. It reads fast – like a descent down a ski slope. It unfolds like a sunset viewed from a mountain top. It captures you with it’s raw truthfulness and it pulls you along like the current in a river.”Doppelganger Effect” fits right in there with “On The Road”, “Desert Solitaire”, “Steal This Book”, and “Climbing Free” as a subculture and generation’s coming of age story. Every generation has their group of edge dwellers asking questions and looking for bigger answers…

Paul says:

Good – but unexpected 0

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