The Mountain Can Wait (Hardback)
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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 07/05/2015
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A young man is driving home from a party through the Canadian woods when suddenly a girl appears in his headlights. In an instant, he hits her, and in another instant decides to keep driving, leaving more than one life shattered.

Tom Berry is a hunter, a man who would be most content living out his days in the wilderness with just enough ammunition and kerosene to last the winter. A single father, he has raised his children, Curtis and Erin, with the same absolute dedication he brings to his forestry business, but now he's discovering that might not have been enough.

When the police contact Tom to tell him that Curtis has gone missing, Tom knows at once that only he can find his son. Tom must come down from the mountain to embark on a journey through a stunning yet scarred landscape that ends on the rocky shores of a remote island, where old hurts will finally come to light.

A haunting story of a family in crisis, The Mountain Can Wait introduces Sarah Leipciger as a talent to watch.

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781472223890
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 512 g
Dimensions: 240 x 164 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The heart of this story is the love between father and son, and the backdrop is spectacular; Leipciger's descriptions of the scenery are splendid and intensely evocative * The Times *
A deft and beautiful novel about all that is untameable and wild, in both the landscape and in ourselves -- Maggie O'Farrell, author of INSTRUCTIONS FOR A HEATWAVE
A tragedy about a silent father and a wounded son... rigorous beauty * New York Times *
The Mountain Can Wait is as haunting, wild and compelling as the landscape it describes -- Claire Cameron, author of The Bear
Haunting and beautiful -- Hannah Beckerman * Huffington Post *
Leipciger beautifully captures the tender and mercurial relationship between father and son. These are characters you care about, flawed and haunted, existing in the hard yet undeniably radiant world of the Canadian mountains -- Michele Forbes, author of GHOST MOTH
Despite being a first novel, the author already displays a powerful facility with language, setting, and character that in future work will undoubtedly make her a master * Quill & Quire *
Leipciger beautifully captures the volatile relationship between father and son * Good Housekeeping *
A hauntingly brilliant tale of a father searching for his lost son * Heat *
It's a mesmerising story of misunderstandings set against the beautiful backdrop of the Canadian woods, poetically described by Leipciger * Sunday Express *
Throughout this simple, stirring story she writes with great poignancy and invites the reader into a colourfully rendered world of looming trees, ominous mountains and natural hazards * Optima Magazine *
Clear and beautiful, like swimming in a mountain lake -- Mark Haddon
THE MOUNTAIN CAN WAIT is a taut, psychologically gripping novel populated by original characters constantly at battle with nature, family, society, and themselves. This is a book that kept me up at night. Leipciger has Margaret Atwood's rare flair for crafting an intelligent and suspenseful novel. * Nickolas Butler, author of SHOTGUN LOVE SONGS *

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“Despair and hope in the wilds of British Columbia'”

I loved this beautifully crafted novel. Be warned – its pull will sneak up on you unawares!

In the opening chapter a young man makes a devastating error of judgement that will have far-reaching consequences. Flash... More

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Cat at York

“Shimmeringly Brilliant”

This is the kind of book that wakes you up, like a dip in a mountain lake at dawn. It captures you from its opening scenes of an unsteady father-children relationship and holds you throughout its emotional journey.... More

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Linda Hepworth

“An outstanding and very moving debut novel.”



The story opens with a shocking scene: a young man, driving late at night on a deserted road, has a moment’s lack of concentration; a girl suddenly appears and, before he can brake, he knocks her down. He stops... More

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