Synopses & Reviews
- Simon Mawer is increasingly recognized as a world-class novelist (Christian Science Monitor) whose fiction appeals to readers of Ian McEwan, Peter Carey, A. S. Byatt, Michael Ondaatje et al.- A compulsively readable love story that's sure to be popular with reading groups.- Hardcover ISBN: 0-316-09780-2
Rob and Jamie are great friends from childhood. They have grown up together and become top climbers, but have since become estranged. Rob is nevertheless grief-stricken when he hears of Jamie's death after a fall on a relatively easy Welsh rockface. The past, though, hides the secret clues behind the tragedy.
Extraordinary and exciting novel about sex, love, betrayal, war and mountaineering from the Booker Prize long-listed author. "Rich with a desire to see through to the core of things" "Observer"