By Tanis Rideout
The Paris Wife meets Into skinny Air in this breathtaking debut novel of obsession and divided loyalties, which brilliantly weaves jointly the harrowing tale of George Mallory's ill-fated 1924 try to be the 1st guy to beat Mount Everest, with that of a unmarried day within the lifetime of his spouse as she waits at domestic in England for information of his go back.
A eye-catching mixture of old truth and inventive fiction, Above All Things strikes seamlessly backward and forward among the epic tale of Mallory's mythical ultimate day trip and a heartbreaking account of an afternoon within the lifetime of Ruth Mallory. via George's point of view, and that of the latest member of the mountaineering crew, Sandy Irvine, we get an superb photo of the bad dangers taken by way of the boys at the treacherous terrain of the Himalaya. however it is thru Ruth's eyes advanced portrait of a wedding emerges, one cast at the eve of the 1st international battle, shadowed via its losses, and haunted by way of the ever present danger that George will possibly not come domestic.
Drawing on years of study, this strong and fantastically written novel is a undying tale of hope, redemption, and the lengths we're keen to head for honour, glory, and love.
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