Solo Faces

Solo Faces

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 14mm | 179g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141189584
  • 9780141189581
  • 101,971

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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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About James Salter

James Salter is the author of many novels, including Light Years and The Hunters.
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994 ratings
3.95 out of 5 stars
5 32% (314)
4 40% (394)
3 23% (226)
2 5% (49)
1 1% (11)
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