Mary Renault

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North Face

book | Fiction | 1948
UK & Comm → Virago Modern Classics
Vietnam → Open Road Integrated Media

On holiday in the North Devon countryside, Neil Langton looks back on the wreckage of his past. He has come to believe that all happiness is behind him; the wounds from his former marriage - in which his wife cheated on him and his young daughter died - are still raw. While rock-climbing, he meets Ellen, a young woman whom he saves from a mountainside accident. Ellen, too, is looking to escape her painful past, struggling to deal with her feelings for the man she loved - a pilot who died in service. Set in postwar Britain, and filled with a memorable cast of characters, North Face is a love story rich in atmosphere and tension.

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Jodi Fabbri (Heritage) manages the translation rights for North Face

Reviews

A rich, serious, nourishing novel... It demands to be read slowly, with attention. Every character is real, solid, and multi-layered.

Independent on Sunday

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