Binding: QUALITY PAPERBACK BOOKS
YearMonthDay of Publication: 20230228
Standardized Book Category: Literary
Language: EnglishPage Count: 271
Mount Everest, and all it means to royalty, explorers, imperialists, and two sherpas, perched on a cliffside, waiting for a man on the ledge below to move.
A British climber has fallen from a cliffside in Nepal, and lies inert on a ledge below. Two sherpas kneel at the edge, stand, exchange the odd word, waiting for him to move, to make a decision, to descend. In those minutes, the world opens up to Kathmandu, a sun-bleached beach town on another continent, and the pages of Julius Caesar. Mountaineering, colonialism, obligation--in Sebastián Martínez Daniell's effortless prose each breath is crystalline, and the whole world is visible from here.
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