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Solo Faces

Written by James Salter, Andy Cave

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics Series

Solo Faces Synopsis

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.

Solo Faces Press Reviews

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

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141189581
Publication date: 6th November 2008
Author: James Salter, Andy Cave
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 240 pages

About James Salter, Andy Cave

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

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