The Steady Running of the Hour

Justin Go (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$15.99
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Publish Date
April 21, 2015
Pages
496
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.2 X 1.2 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781476704593
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About the Author

Justin Go attended the University of California at Berkeley, where he graduated with a BA in history and art history. He also holds an MA in English from University College London. He has lived in Tokyo, Paris, London, New York City, and Berlin. He is currently at work on his second novel.

Reviews

"Justin Go has written an astonishingly vast, meticulously plotted, and beautifully told novel. In elegant, haunting prose he tells a wartime story that is at once violent and lovely, hopeful and despairing. I won't soon forget Go's passionate, star-crossed lovers and their deeply moving story, set against the riveting, utterly realistic backdrop of the Great War."--Anton DiSclafani
"A wonderful time-slip story, beautifully written with a superb sense of place. Go captures the spirit of early 20th-century England perfectly, both in the past and the present, in a novel that is exciting, emotionally engaging and ambitious. I loved it!"--Kate Mosse
"Ambitious...this is a remarkable work."--Booklist
"Go's intriguing first novel spans the 20th century... with vivid accounts of wartime France, pioneering mountaineering expeditions, and an isolated village in Iceland."--BBC.com
"With this debut, Justin Go deploys the elements of a caper -an unclaimed fortune, an illicit affair--in an assured literary thriller."--Wall Street Journal Magazine
"Gifted storyteller Go captures a period feel...This story is a page-turner and an impressive first work, sure to be appreciated by fans of historical and travel fiction."--Library Journal
"Poetic, epic, expansive, bloody with the battlefields of the war, and crisp and daunting with the peaks of Everest. Sweet and haunting, The Steady Running of The Hour captures the disconnection of our modern world as Tristan navigates the streets and bars of European cities and in the process perhaps meets a love of his own."
--Interview Magazine
"The plot, with its combination of world war, doomed romance and exotic locations, seems designed to catch the attention of Hollywood producers in search of another 'English Patient.' And, indeed, Go's strengths lie in his screenplay-ready dialogue, which feels both naturalistic and specific to time and place. He is a particularly keen chronicler of altered states and the skewed insights that come to the sleep-deprived, jetlagged or hungover. The depiction of Ashley's war experience is particularly unsparing and evocative."
--The Washington Post