Book cover from Solo Faces: A Novelby James Salter
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Solo Faces: A Novel

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Author(s): James Salter
Format: Book › Paperback all formats
Published: 06-01-1988
ISBN: 0865473218
Pages: 218
Publisher: North Point Press
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Book description

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

James Salter's novel 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 dissipates and he returns to the anonymity he prefers, having thoroughly satisfied himself.

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