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The Mountain Can Wait

The Mountain Can Wait

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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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 7th May 2015

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781472223913


The Mountain Can Wait is as haunting, wild and compelling as the landscape it describes
Claire Cameron, author of The Bear
Clear and beautiful, like swimming in a mountain lake
Mark Haddon
Haunting and beautiful
Hannah Beckerman, Huffington Post
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
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
Despite being a first novel, the author already displays a powerful facility with language, setting, and character that in future work will undoubtedly make her a master
Quill & Quire
Leipciger beautifully captures the volatile relationship between father and son
Good Housekeeping
A hauntingly brilliant tale of a father searching for his lost son
It's a mesmerising story of misunderstandings set against the beautiful backdrop of the Canadian woods, poetically described by Leipciger
Sunday Express
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
Throughout this simple, stirring story she writes with great poignancy and invites the reader into a colourfully rendered world of looming trees, ominous mountains and natural hazards
Optima Magazine
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
A tragedy about a silent father and a wounded son... rigorous beauty
New York Times