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Descent: A Novel

Johnston, Tim

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ISBN 10: 161620477X / ISBN 13: 9781616204778
Editorial: Algonquin Books
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Título: Descent: A Novel

Editorial: Algonquin Books

Encuadernación: PAPERBACK

Condición del libro:Fine

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A Breakout NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller

A USA Today Bestseller

An Indie National Bestseller

?I?ve read many variations on this theme, some quite good, but never one as powerful as Tim Johnston?s Descent . . . The story unfolds brilliantly, always surprisingly, but the glory of Descent lies not in its plot but in the quality of the writing. The magic of his prose equals the horror of Johnston?s story; each somehow enhances the other . . . Read this astonishing novel. It?s the best of both worlds.? ?The Washington Post

The Courtland family has come to Colorado to explore the vast beauty of the Rocky Mountains, a vacation just before their daughter Caitlin leaves for college. But when Caitlin and her younger brother Sean go out for an early morning run, and only Sean returns, the mountains become as terrifying as they are majestic.
 
Caitlin?s disappearance, all the more devastating for its mystery, is the beginning of the family?s harrowing journey down increasingly divergent and solitary paths, until all that continues to bind them together are the questions they can never bring themselves to ask: At what point does a family stop searching? At what point will a girl stop fighting for her life?

Descent is a perfectly crafted thriller that races like an avalanche toward its heart-pounding conclusion, and heralds the arrival of a master storyteller.

?Tim Johnston has written a book that makes Gone Girl seem gimmicky and forced . . . My heart?s still pounding even now as I?m trying to describe the novel, recalling just about every turn and twist of the action, remembering how engaged I was, and how surprised I felt at just how far Johnston could wander from the main premise and still keep me with him . . . You?ll want to set this one down so you can take a breath, and pick it up and keep reading--all at the same time.? ?Alan Cheuse, NPR

?A riveting literary thriller of the can?t-stop-turning-the-page stay-up-all-night variety.? ?Alice LaPlante, author of A Circle of Wives

?Outstanding . . . The days when you had to choose between a great story and a great piece of writing? Gone.? ?Esquire

?[A] dazzling debut . . . An exquisitely crafted psychological study of loss and survival . . . The taut plot pivots on original surprising twists . . . Extraordinary.? ?The Dallas Morning News

?Johnston?s descriptive prose attains a level of visceral brio . . . [An] engulfing thriller-cum-western.? ?The New York Times Book Review

?Tim Johnston?s high-wire literary thriller . . . will leave you gasping.? ?Vanity Fair

Sinopsis:

A Breakout NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller

A USA Today Bestseller

An Indie National Bestseller

?Outstanding . . . The days when you had to choose between a great story and a great piece of writing? Gone.? ?Esquire

?The story unfolds brilliantly, always surprisingly . . . The magic of his prose equals the horror of Johnston?s story; each somehow enhances the other . . . Read this astonishing novel.? ?The Washington Post

?Tim Johnston?s high-wire literary thriller . . . will leave you gasping.? ?Vanity Fair


?A riveting literary thriller of the can?t-stop-turning-the-page, stay-up-all-night variety.? ?Alice LaPlante, author of A Circle of Wives

The Rocky Mountains have cast their spell over the Courtlands, a young family from the plains taking a last summer vacation before their daughter begins college. For eighteen-year-old Caitlin, the mountains loom as the ultimate test of her runner?s heart, while her parents hope that so much beauty, so much grandeur, will somehow repair a damaged marriage. But when Caitlin and her younger brother, Sean, go out for an early morning run and only Sean returns, the mountains become as terrifying as they are majestic, as suddenly this family find themselves living the kind of nightmare they?ve only read about in headlines or seen on TV.

As their world comes undone, the Courtlands are drawn into a vortex of dread and recrimination. Why weren?t they more careful? What has happened to their daughter? Is she alive? Will they ever know? Caitlin?s disappearance, all the more devastating for its mystery, is the beginning of the family?s harrowing journey down increasingly divergent and solitary paths until all that continues to bind them together are the questions they can never bring themselves to ask: At what point does a family stop searching? At what point will a girl stop fighting for her life?

Written with a precision that captures every emotion, every moment of fear, as each member of the family searches for answers, Descent is a perfectly crafted thriller that races like an avalanche toward its heart-pounding conclusion, and heralds the arrival of a master storyteller.

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