Solo Faces by James Salter
A Novel

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Solo Faces contrasts a devotion to mountain climbing with the earthbound tugs of love and ordinary life . . . A beautifully composed book that will remind readers of Camus and Saint-Exupéry. It exemplifies the purity it describes.” —The Washington Post Vernon Rand is a charismatic figure whose great love—whose life, in fact—is climbing. He lives alone in California, where he combats the drudgery of a roofing job with the thrill of climbing in the nearby mountain ranges. Sure of only his talent and nerve, Rand decides to test himself in the French Alps, with their true mountaineering and famed, fearsome peaks. He soon learns that the most perilous moments are, for him, the moments when he feels truly alive. One of the great novels of the outdoors, Solo Faces is as thrilling, beautiful, and immediate as the Alpine peaks that have enthralled climbers for centuries. This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Salter including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

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James Salter was born in New Jersey in 1926 and is the author of "The Hunters," "The Arm of Flesh," "A Sport and a Pastime," "Light Years," "Dusk and Other Stories" (winner of the 1989 PEN/Faulkner Award), and a memoir, "Burning the Days," He lives in Aspen, Colorado, and Long Island, New York.
Published June 5, 2012 by Open Road Media. 226 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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The crisply literate author of the Downhill Racer screenplay goes back to the mountains for another story of adventure obsession, and this one is likewise being turned into a Robert Redford screenplay.

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