Ascent (Paperback)
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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 07/02/2008
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A truly stunning novel of one man's dangerous obsession with immortality, from the BAFTA award-winning creator of Bodyguard and Line of Duty and co-creator of the graphic novel Sleeper.

ONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S '1000 NOVELS EVERYONE MUST READ'

'A completely gripping, read-at-once novel' The Times

Yefgenii Yeremin is a flyer and a phantom.

Destined to go down in Soviet history books as 'Ivan the Terrible', the most deadly fighter pilot of the Korean War, one moment of madness sees Yefgenii throwing his reputation to the wind. Exiled to a remote Arctic base, his name unknown and victories uncelebrated, he must endure a fate worse than death: anonymity.

But when a man arrives from Moscow's Space Committee in search of a volunteer prepared to sacrifice himself for his country, Yefgenii seizes his one last chance of immortality.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099468523
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 191 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A completely gripping, read-at-once novel -- Erica Wagner * The Times *
Hold on tight and enjoy the ride... Tremendous stuff * Independent *
One of the most potent and unusual works of literary fiction I've read in years... Mercurio's Yefgenii is as real as anyone you've ever cared about. And care you will -- Michael Faber * Guardian *
A seat-of-the-pants ride through the life of top Soviet fighter ace with his sights set on the Moon, from an author whose sights are set just as high * Esquire *
A Russian version of The Right Stuff... Riveting * Daily Telegraph *

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“Detailed and intense adventure fiction.”

This is an intense story well suited to the audiobook. The narrator keeps the listener's engagement throughout.

The story explores the historical period from the Korean War in the 1950s to the space race in the... More

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“A thrilling action story”

A breathtaking action novel by Jed Mercurio.
This story tells the tale of the Russian involvement in the space race and to be the first to walk on the mood.
Yeremin is a Soviet pilot and yearns to become the best... More

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“As an audiobook that I listened to while walking, I got really fit with this one! Couldn't put it down”

What an amazing story. I listen to audiobooks while I am walking and this one made me fit! A story set in the Cold War about an orphaned boy that grows up to be an amazing pilot, but because of where and how he does... More

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