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The steady running of the hour: A Novel

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2014
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"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"--
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subject_facetEverest, Mount (China and Nepal) -- Fiction
Family secrets -- Fiction
Historical fiction
Inheritance and succession -- Fiction
Love stories
Mount Everest Expedition -- (1924) -- Fiction
Mountaineers -- England -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
Young men -- California -- San Francisco -- Fiction
title_displayThe steady running of the hour
title_fullThe Steady Running of the Hour A Novel
The steady running of the hour / Justin Go
title_shortThe steady running of the hour
title_subA Novel
topic_facetFamily secrets
Fiction
Historical Fiction
Inheritance and succession
Literature
Mountaineers
World War, 1914-1918
Young men