By Justin Go
An very unlikely quest. An epic love tale. A captivating debut.
In 1924, the English mountaineer Ashley Walsingham dies trying to summit Mount Everest, leaving his fortune to his long-lost lover, Imogen Soames-Andersson—whom he has now not obvious in seven years. Ashley’s lawyers seek in useless for Imogen, however the property continues to be unclaimed.
Nearly 80 years later, new details leads a similar legislation enterprise to Tristan Campbell, a tender American who may be the estate’s rightful inheritor. If Tristan can end up he's Imogen’s descendant, the inheritance might be his. yet with in basic terms weeks sooner than Ashley’s belief expires, Tristan needs to hurry to discover the proof he needs.
From London WWI files to the battlefields in France to the fjords of Iceland, Tristan races to piece jointly the tale at the back of the unclaimed riches: a reckless love affair pursued basically days earlier than Ashley’s deployment to the Western entrance of the good conflict; a determined trench conflict fought via infantrymen whose wish is survival instead of victory; an day trip to the uncharted heights of the world’s tallest mountain. Following a path of facts that stretches to the some distance fringe of Europe, Tristan turns into ate up through Ashley and Imogen’s tale. yet as he attracts as regards to the reality, Tristan realizes he should be looking anything greater than an unclaimed fortune.
The regular working of the Hour pronounces the arriving of a stunningly gifted writer. Justin Go’s “debut is bold in lots of ways…it depicts a love that transcends time and disdains conference; and it fluidly strikes among previous and present” (Publishers Weekly).
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