Ascent

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Product Details

Price
$16.98
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.38 X 0.6 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780743298230

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About the Author

Jed Mercurio joined the royal Air Force while he was still in medical school. While a resident in internal medicine, he wrote Cardiac Arrest, a groundbreaking medical drama that ran on the BBC. His two previous novels are Bodies and Ascent.

Reviews

"Gripping...Speaks volumes about heroism and the human condition in a taut, page-turning narrative." -- Simon Hills, The Times (U.K.)
"Haunting, powerful, and mysterious...a stunning debut from a writer who bears close attention ." -- Booklist
"Mercurio is a master of precision, armed, like Yeremin, with a razor-sharp eye. This is fighting-fit, muscular prose, which carries no dead weight. In short, it's that rarest of things -- a highbrow book that's vertiginously thrilling." -- Tancred Newbury, The Observer (U.K.)
"Ascent is storytelling of high caliber, fully imagined, finely crafted.... Mercurio's understated empathy, his starkly elegant prose and his Werner Herzog-like instinct for juxtaposition lift Ascent far above a Boy's Own adventure." -- Michael Faber, The Guardian (U.K.)