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Author Go, Justin.

Title The steady running of the hour / Justin Go.

Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.

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Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Adult Fiction  FICTION GO    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  FICTION GO    Check Shelf
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Adult Department  FIC GO    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Adult Fiction  FIC GO, J    Check Shelf
 Rocky Hill, Cora J. Belden Library - Adult Department  GO    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Adult Fiction  GO    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Adult Fiction  FIC GO    Check Shelf
Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Description 466 pages : map ; 24 cm
Note Map on end papers
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"-- Provided by publisher.
". . . 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Local Note PORTFIC, BRLNADFIC
Subject Young men -- California -- San Francisco -- Fiction.
Inheritance and succession -- Fiction.
Family secrets -- Fiction.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction.
Mount Everest Expedition (1924) -- Fiction.
Mountaineers -- England -- Fiction.
Everest, Mount (China and Nepal) -- Fiction.
ISBN 9781476704586 (hardback)
1476704589 (hardback)
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