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  • Published: 18 September 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099466642
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $26.99

The Sound of Gravity



A thrilling and moving new novel from the acclaimed author of Touching the Void.

As her hand slips from his grip, Patrick's life is shattered, forever changed...

Trapped high on a high mountain face during the worst storm in living memory, a young man is forced to fight the brutal winter for his life - moments after his beloved wife is swept away forever across the ice. Haunted by grief and guilt, Patrick keeps vigil on the mountain for 25 years, in the hope that one day it will release his devastating secret.

  • Published: 18 September 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099466642
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $26.99

About the author

Joe Simpson

Joe Simpson is the author of several best-selling books, of which the first, Touching the Void, won both the NCR award and the Boardman Tasker Award. His later books are This Game of Ghosts - the sequel to Touching the Void -Storms of Silence, Dark Shadows Falling, The Beckoning Silence and one previous novel, The Water People.

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Praise for The Sound of Gravity

The tale is deftly woven with an air of immediacy and a visceral, intimate feel, drawing heavily on Simpson's mountaineering experiences

Evening Post

Arresting

Metro

The familiar Simpsonian territory of guilt, survival and loss against a background of elemental terror and beauty

Daily Telegraph

Another gripping mountaineering epic, but also much more than that, a fine, poetically written meditation on love, loss and redemption

Daily Mail

The mountain and its ferocious weather are brilliantly described

The Times

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