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The Ascent

Long, Jeff

194 valoraciones por Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0688108881 / ISBN 13: 9780688108885
Editorial: William Morrow, N.Y., 1992
Condición: Near Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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First Edition. An astonishing novel that combines Mount Everest within the larger story of the cultural tragedy of Tibet. Both book and jacket are in near fine condition with slight wear to jacket extremities, and previous owner's name written on the inside front board, else a very crisp, clean copy. N° de ref. de la librería 000297

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Título: The Ascent

Editorial: William Morrow, N.Y.

Año de publicación: 1992

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Edición: First Edition

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In a novel set in the majestic Himalayas, ten men and two women brave the treacherous "dark side" of Mount Everest--a high-stakes adventure that pits climbers against their own fears

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The melodrama and suspense that weighed down Long's previous climbing novel, Angels of Light (1987), are jettisoned for a story of an American assault on Mt. Everest. Sino-Tibetan politics and the echoes of an old climbing disaster are the primary outside complications in this starkly realistic climbing adventure. Paramedic Abe Burns is the last- minute replacement for the medical member of ``Ultimate Summit,'' a team assault on Mt.Everest from the Tibetan side of the Himalayas. Burns was nominated by superclimber Daniel Corder, whose life Burns helped save on his first mountain rescue. The two men, who haven't seen each other since that time, have been psychically linked by their memory of Diana--Daniel's climbing partner who died slowly, trapped in the ice with only Abe for company after being abandoned by the teenaged Daniel. Now, after a trek from Nepal, the team--a mixed bag, including two women--gathers on the shoulder of the mountain to establish their base under the creepy, watchful eye of their Chinese host. During a long wait for their yak supply train, the climbers sort out their pecking order and become involved in the drama of a young Tibetan priest who's been the victim of Chinese political abuse. The spirit of the priest becomes critical to the climb itself--an ordeal described in unmistakably experienced detail. Rather long and devoid of creature comforts, but Long's well- researched story is outstanding for its grimly accurate and thoroughly unromantic depiction of one of the great wild adventures left on earth. -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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