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The River

Peter Heller



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Weidenfeld & Nicolson
28 April 2020
Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Thriller & suspense; Adventure
'I COULDN'T TURN THE PAGES FAST ENOUGH' Clare Mackintosh 'BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN AND UNBEARABLY TENSE' Observer 'UTTER JOY... GLORIOUS DRAMA AND LYRICAL FLAIR' Denise Mina, New York Times TWO FRIENDS Wynn and Jack have been best friends since their first day of college, brought together by their shared love of the great outdoors.

THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME When they decide to take time off university, canoeing down the Maskwa River in northern Canada, they anticipate the ultimate wilderness adventure.

No phones. No fellow travellers. No going back.

A HELLISH RIDE But as a raging wildfire starts to make its way towards them and they stumble across a woman who has been brutally attacked and left for dead, the desperate race for survival becomes a much deadlier game of cat and mouse.
By:   Peter Heller
Imprint:   Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   236g
ISBN:   9781474612081
ISBN 10:   1474612083
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   28 April 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

PETER HELLER is the award-winning author of THE DOG STARS, a New York Times bestseller and a Guardian, San Francisco Chronicle and Atlantic Book of the Year. Born and raised in New York, he has travelled the world as an expedition kayaker, writing about challenging descents in the Pamirs, the Tien Shan mountains, the Caucuses, Central America and Peru. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where he received an MFA in fiction and poetry, and won a Michener fellowship for his epic poem 'The Psalms of Malvine'.

Reviews for The River

Urgent, visceral writing - I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. A beautiful, heartrending exploration of male friendship' - Clare Mackintosh, bestselling author of LET ME LIE Utter joy... A suspenseful tale told with glorious drama and lyrical flair... The real delight is the nature writing. The River is a fiction addition to the New Landscape writing of Robert Macfarlane and Rebecca Solnit, prose so vivid and engaging that a city-dwelling reviewer can feel the clammy cold of a fog over a river or the heat of subterranean tree roots burning underfoot in the aftermath of a fire. - Denise Mina, New York Times A dreamy, post-apocalyptic love letter to things of beauty, big and small. - Gillian Flynn on THE DOG STARS

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