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The steady running of the hour, Justin Go

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The steady running of the hour
Title
The steady running of the hour
Statement of responsibility
Justin Go
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this mesmerizing debut, a young American discovers he may be heir to the unclaimed estate of an English World War I officer, which launches him on a quest across Europe to uncover the elusive truth. Just after graduating college, Tristan Campbell receives a letter delivered by special courier to his apartment in San Francisco. It contains the phone number of a Mr. J.F. Prichard of Twyning & Hooper, Solicitors, in London -- and news that could change Tristan's life forever. In 1924, Prichard explains, an English alpinist named Ashley Walsingham died attempting to summit Mt. Everest, leaving his fortune to his former lover, Imogen Soames-Andersson. But the estate was never claimed. Information has recently surfaced suggesting Tristan may be the rightful heir, but unless he can find documented evidence, the fortune will be divided among charitable beneficiaries in less than two months. In a breathless race from London archives to Somme battlefields to the Eastfjords of Iceland, Tristan pieces together the story of a forbidden affair set against the tumult of the First World War and the pioneer British expeditions to Mt. Everest. Following his instincts through a maze of frenzied research, Tristan soon becomes obsessed with the tragic lovers, and he crosses paths with a mysterious French girl named Mireille who suggests there is more to his quest than he realizes. Tristan must prove that he is related to Imogen to inherit Ashley's fortune -- but the more he learns about the couple, the stranger his journey becomes. . . . Part love story, part historical tour de force, Justin Go's novel is utterly compelling, unpredictable, and heartrending"--
  • ". . . A young American discovers he may be the heir to the estate of an English WWI officer and alpinist, left unclaimed for nearly 80 years, which launches him on a quest across Europe to uncover the true story of the officer's love affair with the woman who may or may not be his great-grandmother"--
Summary
Learning that he may be the heir to the unclaimed estate of an English World War I officer, American college graduate Tristan Campbell is required to find documentation proving his heritage during breakneck visits to the London archives, Somme battlefields and Icelandic Eastfjords
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10298009
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The steady running of the hour, Justin Go
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
852226421
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
466 pages
Isbn
9781476704586
Lccn
2013027387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)852226421
Label
The steady running of the hour, Justin Go
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
852226421
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
466 pages
Isbn
9781476704586
Lccn
2013027387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)852226421

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