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Nucci
13th Flyer in History to Do a Triple Somersault
by Adrian C Catarzi

Overview


Nucci's childhood is learning trapeze because he had to. He overcomes fears. Conquers insecurities. At 21 he's a champion. He's the 13th flyer in history to do a Triple Somersault. He now confronts the greatest challenge of all—the feat that killed his father: the Quadruple Somersault. But Nucci will attempt it blindfolded. He vows not to repeat history but at the literal last moment he discovers long-buried secrets that may kill him. He can't balk less the world labels him a fake. The big top's packed. The crowd awaits. But Nucci may die flying blindfolded this time. . . .

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Description


Born into a circus family, Nucci spends his childhood learning trapeze. By age 21 he's a champion, the 13th flyer in history to perform a triple somersault. But the natural next step—the quadruple somersault—is a different matter entirely. Nucci will do it blindfolded, while trying not to think about how the feat killed his father. But a last-minute discovery of a long-buried secret could change everything. Nucci can't balk, lest the world label him a fake. The crowd under the big top roars. But Nucci may die flying blind. "Nucci" is fiction fueled by fact, a coming of age saga spanning three generations. His true story, shown here alongside real vintage photos, drops you into a world of secrets and thrills—an insider's story of triumph and betrayal.
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About the author


The author is the scion of a world renown circus family of equestrian bareback riders—the Loyal Repensky Troupe. His childhood was under the big top learning circus arts from grandfather, Jules Loyal, who demanded excellence whether the boy was willing or not. So, Nucci became the 13th flyer in history to do the triple somersault. Graduate of the Florida State University. Director and Coach of its "Flying High" student circus. And Charter Member of FSU's Athletic Hall of Fame. Retired, he lives in Sarasota, Florida.
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Book details

Genre:FICTION

Subgenre:Biographical

Language:English

Pages:326

Format:Paperback

eBook ISBN:9781543975505

Paperback ISBN:9781543975499


Overview


Nucci's childhood is learning trapeze because he had to. He overcomes fears. Conquers insecurities. At 21 he's a champion. He's the 13th flyer in history to do a Triple Somersault. He now confronts the greatest challenge of all—the feat that killed his father: the Quadruple Somersault. But Nucci will attempt it blindfolded. He vows not to repeat history but at the literal last moment he discovers long-buried secrets that may kill him. He can't balk less the world labels him a fake. The big top's packed. The crowd awaits. But Nucci may die flying blindfolded this time. . . .

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Description


Born into a circus family, Nucci spends his childhood learning trapeze. By age 21 he's a champion, the 13th flyer in history to perform a triple somersault. But the natural next step—the quadruple somersault—is a different matter entirely. Nucci will do it blindfolded, while trying not to think about how the feat killed his father. But a last-minute discovery of a long-buried secret could change everything. Nucci can't balk, lest the world label him a fake. The crowd under the big top roars. But Nucci may die flying blind. "Nucci" is fiction fueled by fact, a coming of age saga spanning three generations. His true story, shown here alongside real vintage photos, drops you into a world of secrets and thrills—an insider's story of triumph and betrayal.

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About the author


The author is the scion of a world renown circus family of equestrian bareback riders—the Loyal Repensky Troupe. His childhood was under the big top learning circus arts from grandfather, Jules Loyal, who demanded excellence whether the boy was willing or not. So, Nucci became the 13th flyer in history to do the triple somersault. Graduate of the Florida State University. Director and Coach of its "Flying High" student circus. And Charter Member of FSU's Athletic Hall of Fame. Retired, he lives in Sarasota, Florida.
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