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The Resource The steady running of the hour, Justin Go

The steady running of the hour, Justin Go

Label
The steady running of the hour
Title
The steady running of the hour
Statement of responsibility
Justin Go
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this mesmerizing debut, a young American discovers he may be heir to the unclaimed estate of an English World War I officer, which launches him on a quest across Europe to uncover the elusive truth. Just after graduating college, Tristan Campbell receives a letter delivered by special courier to his apartment in San Francisco. It contains the phone number of a Mr. J.F. Prichard of Twyning & Hooper, Solicitors, in London -- and news that could change Tristan's life forever. In 1924, Prichard explains, an English alpinist named Ashley Walsingham died attempting to summit Mt. Everest, leaving his fortune to his former lover, Imogen Soames-Andersson. But the estate was never claimed. Information has recently surfaced suggesting Tristan may be the rightful heir, but unless he can find documented evidence, the fortune will be divided among charitable beneficiaries in less than two months. In a breathless race from London archives to Somme battlefields to the Eastfjords of Iceland, Tristan pieces together the story of a forbidden affair set against the tumult of the First World War and the pioneer British expeditions to Mt. Everest. Following his instincts through a maze of frenzied research, Tristan soon becomes obsessed with the tragic lovers, and he crosses paths with a mysterious French girl named Mireille who suggests there is more to his quest than he realizes. Tristan must prove that he is related to Imogen to inherit Ashley's fortune -- but the more he learns about the couple, the stranger his journey becomes. . . . Part love story, part historical tour de force, Justin Go's novel is utterly compelling, unpredictable, and heartrending"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3607.O22
LC item number
S74 2014
Literary form
fiction
Label
The steady running of the hour, Justin Go
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Map on endpages
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn852226421
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
466 pages
Isbn
9781476704593
Isbn Type
(trade paper)
Lccn
2013027387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781476704586
Label
The steady running of the hour, Justin Go
Publication
Note
Map on endpages
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn852226421
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
466 pages
Isbn
9781476704593
Isbn Type
(trade paper)
Lccn
2013027387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781476704586

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