Book cover from Solo Faces: A Novel by James Salter
Book cover 'Solo Faces: A Novel'

Solo Faces: A Novel

-40% on list price
Used from $1.01  New from $8.08
(as of 03/23/2018 17:55 PST - Details)
Author(s): James Salter
Format: Book › Paperback all formats
Published: 06-01-1988
ISBN: 0865473218
Pages: 218
Publisher: North Point Press
List Price: $15.00

Book description

This novel exposes the obsession that draws climbers away from civilization to test themselves against the most intimidating and inaccessible mountains in the world.

James Salter captures the adventure of Gary, a roofer of churches, who feels restrained by conventions and flat ground. Unable to find happiness in his life, he travels to southern France to climb to the summits of the Alps. He finds peace and happiness within himself soon after. But when fellow climbers are trapped on the mountain, he makes a daring one-man rescue during a storm that brings him the notice he has always shunned. But the glory quickly dissapates and he returns to the anonymity he prefers, having thoroughly satisfied himself.

Similar books to 'Solo Faces: A Novel'

Product picture for A Sport and a Pastime: A Novel (FSG Classics) by James Salter
"As nearly perfect as any American fiction I know," is how Reynolds Price (The New York Times) described this classic that has been a favorite of readers, both here and in Europe,...
Book cover from The Hunters: A Novel by James Salter
James Salter was born in New York in 1925. He is the author of the novels Solo Faces, Light Years, A Sport and a Pastime: A Novel and The Hunters. The Hunters was his first novel,...
Book cover from Light Years by James Salter
This exquisite, resonant novel is a brilliant portrait of marriage by a contemporary American master. Even as he lingers over the lustrous surface of Viri and Nedra's marriage,...
Book cover from Burning the Days: Recollection by James Salter
In this brilliant book of recollection, one of America's finest writers re-creates people, places, and events spanning some fifty years, bringing to life an entire era through one...
Book cover from Dusk and Other Stories (Modern Library Classics) by James Salter
First published nearly a quarter-century ago and one of the very few short-story collections to win the PEN/Faulkner Award, this is American fiction at its most vital—each...
Book cover from Cassada by James Salter
The lives of officers in an Air Force squadron in occupied Europe encompass the contradictions of military experience and the men's response to a young newcomer, bright and...
Book cover from All That Is: A Novel (Vintage International) by James Salter
NATIONAL BESTSELLER A New York Times Book Review Notable Book An NPR "Great Reads" Book All That Is explores a life unfolding in a world on the brink of change. Philip Bowman...
Book cover from Dont Save Anything: Uncollected Essays, Articles, and Profiles by James Salter
"In Don’t Save Anything . . . Kay Eldredge Salter assembles her late husband’s bread-and-butter journalism―yet how delicious good bread and butter can be! . . . As always,...
Book cover from Killing Dragons: The Conquest of the Alps by Fergus Fleming
In a riveting narrative of daredevils and eccentrics, Fergus Fleming gives us the breathtaking story of some of history's greatest explorers as they conquer the soaring peaks of...
Book cover from The Tour of Mont Blanc: Complete two-way trekking guide by Kev Reynolds
The Tour of Mont Blanc is one of the best - if not the best - of the world's classic hikes. It circumnavigates the Mont Blanc massif in about eleven days. This new edition...