Rand lives free; lean, pure and defiant, the world has little influence on him. His passion is climbing – the mountains, the huge vertical faces. There, where storms, snow, or rockfall can kill, he finds his happiness, sometimes climbing with others, sometimes alone. This is a novel of obsession and where it leads. Rand, not intending it, becomes suddenly famous for a daring rescue in the Alps. What happens when passion is spent and what becomes of heroes is revealed in this terse and powerfully written novel.
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""Solo Faces" contrasts a devotion to mountain climbing with the earthbound tugs of love and ordinary life . . . A beautifully composed book that will remind readers of Camus and Saint-Exupery. It exemplifies the purity it describes."--Michael Dirda, "The Washington Post" "[Salter is in] the great modern tradition of Conrad and Hemingway and Malraux."--Samuel Hynes, "The New York Times Book Review" """A terrific novel--compelling, sad, wise, and kindhearted. Mr. Salter's prose is rare and stunning . . . How energizing it is to read a novel with a real hero in it--and a real hero he is.--John IrvingAbout the Author:
James Salter is the author of many novels, including Light Years and The Hunters.
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Book Description Collins, London, 1980, 1980. First edition. Hardback. Very good indeed in very good indeed, lightly worn dust jacket. Gift inscription to endpaper. Bookseller Inventory # A146862
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Book Description Collins, London, England, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. Fine in Fine, 1st uk ed 1st pt, Signed, in archival protection. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 046508