Solo Faces

ISBN-10: 0865473218
ISBN-13: 9780865473218
Edition: Reprint 
Authors: James Salter
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Description: This novel exposes the obsession that draws climbers away from civilization to test themselves against the most intimidating and inaccessible mountains in the world. James Salter captures the adventure of Gary, a roofer of churches, who feels  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.00
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 6/1/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

This novel exposes the obsession that draws climbers away from civilization to test themselves against the most intimidating and inaccessible mountains in the world. James Salter captures the adventure of Gary, a roofer of churches, who feels restrained by conventions and flat ground. Unable to find happiness in his life, he travels to southern France to climb to the summits of the Alps. He finds peace and happiness within himself soon after. But when fellow climbers are trapped on the mountain, he makes a daring one-man rescue during a storm that brings him the notice he has always shunned. But the glory quickly dissapates and he returns to the anonymity he prefers, having thoroughly satisfied himself.

James Salter is the author of the novels Solo Faces,Light Years, A Sport and a Pastime, The Arm of Flesh (revised as Cassada), and The Hunters; the memoirs Gods of Tinand Burning the Days; and two collections of short stories, Dusk and Other Stories(which won the 1989 PEN/Faulkner Award), and Last Night. He lives in Colorado and on Long Island.

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