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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 14/08/2014
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It is summer and the Canadian Rockies are on fire. Fleeing the fallout of a failed relationship, Alan West returns to his grandfather's home in the Kootenay Valley. Cecil West, an old man confronted by his own mortality, asks Alan to track down his son, Alan's father, so that Cecil can make his peace with him. And so Alan begins his search for Jack West: a man who skipped town before Alan could walk. His quest will lead him to Archer, an American soldier who long ago went AWOL across the border. The young man and the old soldier set off on a reckless journey. What they find will change their lives forever.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408833780
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 275 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A lean, powerful book about quiet, emotional people * Guardian *
Wilson's prose is rich and nuanced * Sunday Telegraph *
It's Wilson's voice that is outstanding, both raw and erudite * Vogue, Best Beach Reads *
Bracing, even breathtaking * New Statesman *
Flinty, hard-edged prose ... Wonderfully tense ... There's no doubt that Wilson can write * Independent on Sunday *
It certainly packs a manly punch * Daily Mail *
Wilson's debut novel ... Provides all the macho behaviour expected of its title - shooting, hunting and grunting abound - but this is softened by the philosophising of Alan and Archer * Sunday Times *

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Leilah at Doncaster

“Brooding drama”

“I knew a thing about ballistics, how even a nine millimetre handgun can produce over three hundred pounds of stopping power – about pressure waves in soft tissue and the theoretical risk of hydrostatic shock.”

This... More

Paperback edition
27th January 2014
Helpful? Upvote 58

“a man's book”

Alan West goes in search of the father who abandoned him as a child. He does this on the instigation of his grandfather who is recovering from a heart attack and wants to be reunited with his son Jack before it’s too... More

Hardback edition
25th March 2013
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“powerful and addictive”

'Oh what a tangled web we weave!'. Indeed, this book is about an intricate web of deceit and betrayal amidst a backdrop of the tough and unforgiving Canadian landscape. Alan West sets off on a journey... More

Hardback edition
7th August 2013
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