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The fall / Simon Mawer.

By: Mawer, Simon, 1948-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Little, Brown, 2003Description: 442 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780316735599.Subject(s): APA psychotherapy videotape series IV -- Fiction | Mountaineering -- Fiction | Desire -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction. | Mystery and detective stories.DDC classification: 823.914 Subject: As adolescent boys, Rob Dewar and Jamie Matthewson were as close as friends can be. So when, forty years on, Jamie is found dead at the foot of the Great Wall, a vertical, holdless slab of Welsh rock, Rob feels compelled to return to the place where they had grown up together, to confront the past.
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Rob Ross is driving home when he hears that his childhood friend Jim Matthewson has fallen to his death in a climbing accident. Rob's decision to turn his car around and make the journey to comfort Jim's widow is the beginning of a journey into the past, back to Rob's youth before he made the pivotal choices that now come back to haunt him.

Simon Mawer skillfully unveils the delicate layers of history in the lives of a group of people connected over the years by camaraderie, love, competition, and lust. In the shadow of an old love triangle lies the story of another, and as we follow the characters from London during the Blitz to the mountain ranges of the Alps and back to present-day Wales, Mawer reveals how the agonies of the past impinge upon the present.

This is an intelligent, thought-provoking love story by a brilliant, masterful novelist.

As adolescent boys, Rob Dewar and Jamie Matthewson were as close as friends can be. So when, forty years on, Jamie is found dead at the foot of the Great Wall, a vertical, holdless slab of Welsh rock, Rob feels compelled to return to the place where they had grown up together, to confront the past.

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