Solo Faces (Penguin Modern Classics)

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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 Irving

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James Salter is the author of many novels, including Light Years and The Hunters.

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Book Description Book Condition: New. Publisher/Verlag: Penguin UK | With an introduction by Andy Cave | Vernon Rand ist Bergsteiger. Eines Tages beginnt er Hals über Kopf ein neues Leben. Er verlässt seine Arbeit, seine Frau und fliegt nach Genf, um in den Alpen zu klettern. Zusammen mit seinem Freund Cabot beschließt er, die Nordwand des Dru zu besteigen. In der Wand kommt es zur Katastrophe. Cabot stürzt ab und bleibt gelähmt. Rand kann das nicht akzeptieren und versucht, seinen Freund mit allen Mitteln, körperlich und psychisch, zu heilen. Captures the genuine feel of climbing and the passion of the climber. | 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. | Format: Paperback | Language/Sprache: english | 182 gr | 240 pp. Bookseller Inventory # K9780141189581

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