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    Touching the Void (Vintage Books) (Paperback) By (author) Joe Simpson

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    DescriptionThe book behind the BAFTA award-winning film. Winner of the NCR Award for non-fiction and the Boardman Tasker award. Touching the Void is the heart-stopping account of Joe Simpson's terrifying adventure in the Peruvian Andes. He and his climbing partner, Simon, reached the the summit of the remote Siula Grande in June 1995. A few days later, Simon staggered into Base Camp, exhausted and frost-bitten, with news that that Joe was dead. What happened to Joe, and how the pair dealt with the psychological traumas that resulted when Simon was forced into the appalling decision to cut the rope, makes not only an epic of survival but a compelling testament of friendship.

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    Touching the Void
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joe Simpson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    ISBN 13: 9780099771012
    ISBN 10: 0099771012

    BIC E4L: SPO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.3
    BIC subject category V2: WSZG
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: BTP
    DC21: 796.522092
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23690
    Libri: ERIN2078, ENGM5470
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: WELS3060
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KLSX
    BISAC V2.8: SPO029000
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: ALPI5000, BERG1012, BERH9000
    BIC subject category V2: 1KLSX
    Thema V1.0: DNXP, SZG
    Illustrations note
    illustrations, portraits
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    27 January 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Joe Simpson is the author of several bestselling books, of which the first, Touching the Void, won both the NCR award and the Boardman Tasker Award. His later books are This Game of Ghosts - the sequel to Touching the Void - Storms of Silence, Dark Shadows Falling, The Beckoning Silence and one previous novel, The Water People.
    Review quote
    "A brilliant, vivd, gripping, heart-stopping account of their terrifying adventure... Superbly written" Sunday Express "One of the absolute classics of mountaineering...a document of psychological, even philosophical witness of the rarest compulsion" -- George Steiner Sunday Times "On every level it is an outstanding literary achievement" Independent "A quite extraordinary and moving book...Touching the Void touches the Great Questions in an understated yet utterly compelling way" Guardian "A truly astonishing account of suffering and fortitude...the narrative acquires an irresistible force, carrying all before it" Sunday Times