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  • Published: 18 September 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099466642
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $19.99

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. The Sound of Gravity isa harrowing, dramatic and powerful tale of love, loss and redemption as that haunting split-second memory changes the course of a lifetime. Trapped high on a stormbound mountain face in the icy depths of winter, the stricken young man is forced to fight for his life. Half a lifetime later, haunted by grief and guilt, Patrick is freed from his self-imposed vigil when at last the mountain releases his heart-rending secret.

  • Published: 18 September 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099466642
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $19.99

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 mountain and its ferocious weather are brilliantly described

The Times

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

Daily Mail

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

Daily Telegraph

Arresting

Metro

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

Evening Post

The mountain and its ferocious weather are brilliantly described.

The Times

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