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The Mountain Can Wait

Sarah Leipciger

8 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

For fans of Brokeback Mountain and Legend of a Suicide, a story of a father's attempt to save his wayward son

Tom Berry is a hunter, a man who would be most content living out his days in the wilderness with just enough ammunition and kerosene to last the winter. A single father, he has raised his children with care and quiet determination, but when his son Curtis gets into trouble with the law and goes on the run, Tom discovers that might not have been enough.

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Praise for The Mountain Can Wait

  • A tragedy about a silent father and a wounded son... rigorous beauty - New York Times

  • Haunting and beautiful - Huffington Post

  • A deft and beautiful novel about all that is untameable and wild, in both the landscape and in ourselves - Maggie O'Farrell, author of INSTRUCTIONS FOR A HEATWAVE

  • Clear and beautiful, like swimming in a mountain lake - Mark Haddon

  • The heart of this story is the love between father and son, and the backdrop is spectacular; Leipciger's descriptions of the scenery are splendid and intensely evocative - The Times

  • THE MOUNTAIN CAN WAIT is a taut, psychologically gripping novel populated by original characters constantly at battle with nature, family, society, and themselves. This is a book that kept me up at night. Leipciger has Margaret Atwood's rare flair for crafting an intelligent and suspenseful novel - Nickolas Butler, author of SHOTGUN LOVE SONGS

  • The Mountain Can Wait is as haunting, wild and compelling as the landscape it describes - Claire Cameron, author of The Bear

  • Leipciger beautifully captures the tender and mercurial relationship between father and son. These are characters you care about, flawed and haunted, existing in the hard yet undeniably radiant world of the Canadian mountains - Michele Forbes, author of GHOST MOTH

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Sarah Leipciger

Born and raised in Canada, Sarah Leipciger lives in London with her family, and teaches creative writing to prisoners. Her short fiction has been shortlisted for the Asham Award, the Fish Prize and the Bridport Prize. THE MOUNTAIN CAN WAIT is her first novel.

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