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Lean Fall Stand

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 31/03/2022
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Lean Fall Stand
Translations
Before reading this novel, I think I had mentally archived it as another polar exploration/disaster story but that is a surprisingly minor part/red herring... READ MORE
Jo at Greenwich
Lean Fall Stand
Survival / Adaptation / Communication
A very well written book about survival. The first half of the book takes us to a -full of tension- expedition to the Artic, with beautiful nature and se... READ MORE
José Antonio García Sagardoy
Lean Fall Stand
A daring and poignant novel
I was caught off guard at just how cleverly this book manipulated the English language to place you in the character's shoes. I found the story to be equal... READ MORE
Adam
Lean Fall Stand
How Language Helps Us Explore New Worlds
Robert 'Doc' Wright has spent years of his life working in the Antarctic as a technician. When things go horribly wrong during what will turn out to be his... READ MORE
Katy Wheatley
Lean Fall Stand
Stunning, just stunning!
Once again Jon McGregor pulls off the seemingly impossible with a novel both gripping and stylistically innovative. What appears out the outset to be a lit... READ MORE
Matt at Waterstones Online
Lean Fall Stand
Worth looking at this story of communication, relationships and resolution
I remember thinking highly of McGregor's first book (If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things) the style was very different to what I'd read previously and al... READ MORE
Selena, Guildford

Synopsis

Waterstones Fiction Book of the Month for April 2022 The highly anticipated new novel from the Costa-award winning, three-times Booker-longlisted author of Reservoir 13. When an Antarctic research expedition goes wrong, the consequences are far-reaching - for the men involved and for their families back home. Robert 'Doc' Wright, a veteran of Antarctic field work, holds the clues to what happened, but he is no longer able to communicate them. While Anna, his wife, navigates the sharp contours of her new life as a carer, Robert is forced to learn a whole new way to be in the world. Award-winning novelist Jon McGregor returns with a stunning novel that mesmerizingly and tenderly unpicks the notion of heroism and explores the indomitable human impulse to tell our stories - even when words fail us. A meditation on the line between sacrifice and selfishness this is a story of the undervalued, unrecognised courage it can take just to get through the day.

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780008204945
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Weight: 260g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm

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Lean Fall Stand
Hmmm
I was interested in this book, the reviews were good but ultimately I was disappointed by this. It starts reasonably well, the first section is decently wr... READ MORE
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