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Lean Fall Stand (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages
Published: 31/03/2022
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Waterstones Says

The award-winning author of If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things delivers a profoundly humane and engrossing exploration of an Antarctic researcher brought low by tragedy and desperate to communicate with the outside world.

Waterstones Fiction Book of the Month for April 2022

The highly anticipated new novel from the Costa-award winning, three-times Booker-longlisted author of Reservoir 13.

When an Antarctic research expedition goes wrong, the consequences are far-reaching - for the men involved and for their families back home.

Robert 'Doc' Wright, a veteran of Antarctic field work, holds the clues to what happened, but he is no longer able to communicate them. While Anna, his wife, navigates the sharp contours of her new life as a carer, Robert is forced to learn a whole new way to be in the world.

Award-winning novelist Jon McGregor returns with a stunning novel that mesmerizingly and tenderly unpicks the notion of heroism and explores the indomitable human impulse to tell our stories - even when words fail us. A meditation on the line between sacrifice and selfishness this is a story of the undervalued, unrecognised courage it can take just to get through the day.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008204945
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

‘Gripping, moving, magnificent’ Kamila Shamsie, author of Home Fire ‘Jon McGregor has crafted a unique narrative, encompassing frozen wastes & altered interior landscapes. The most gripping piece of writing I’ve read in a long time: Sit. Read. Applaud’ Jarvis Cocker ‘Utterly original. Jaw-dropping. The sort of book you’ll think about for ages’ Paula Hawkins, author of Girl on the Train ‘Another McGregor novel that, beneath its serene surface, takes huge risks … Fortunately, it’s also another McGregor novel that triumphantly gets away with it’ The Times 'Lean Fall Stand is a beautiful piece of work and should win a roomful of prizes. Jon McGregor writes plainly and exactly, like a poet, and the precision of his writing makes every heartbeat register' Hilary Mantel, author of The Mirror and the Light ‘A spectacular book … It does what Jon McGregor does so well: examine the widening ripples of a single event. I read it again, as soon as I'd finished’Maggie O’Farrell, author of Hamnet ‘Opens as excitingly as any work of fiction I’ve recently read … It’s extraordinarily tense and atmospheric – and McGregor’s prose is tight as a wire’ Telegraph ‘Exceptional. … So moving, and the use of language is remarkable. I absolutely loved it’ David Nicholls, author of Sweet Sorrow ‘A genuinely fascinating book and a troubling, riveting reading experience. A bold and masterful investigation into the weather system of the human mind’ Max Porter, author of The Death of Francis Bacon ‘A genuine masterpiece: poised, multilayered and full of the most astonishingly beautiful prose’ Alex Preston, Observer ‘McGregor’s precise, well-judged prose attests to both the power of language and to the havoc created by its loss’ Financial Times

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“Life in three parts.”

A stunning novel which has got an unique construction to tell us how important the way we communicate with or without words and the power of language.

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“Stunning, poignant, a magnificent read”

What a stunning novel. Having just finished Lean Fall Stand I am still affected by the language and the theme of communication or not that runs through each chapter. Robert, Thomas, and Luke are mapping and carrying... More

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“Superb!!”

Thank you to the publishers for this early review copy.
Having previously read 'If nobody speaks of remarkable things' and 'Reservoir 13' I knew I was in for a good read.
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