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 and 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 alluring mixture of historic truth and imaginitive fiction, Above All Things strikes seamlessly from side to side among the epic tale of Mallory's mythical ultimate excursion and a heartbreaking account of an afternoon within the lifetime of Ruth Mallory. via George's standpoint, and that of the most recent member of the hiking group, Sandy Irvine, we get an incredible photograph of the negative dangers taken by way of the lads at the treacherous terrain of the Himalaya. however it is thru Ruth's eyes complicated portrait of a wedding emerges, one solid at the eve of the 1st global conflict, shadowed by means of its losses, and haunted by means of the ubiquitous risk that George would possibly not come domestic.
Drawing on years of analysis, this robust and fantastically written novel is a undying tale of wish, redemption, and the lengths we're keen to move for honour, glory, and love.
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Above All Things by Tanis Rideout