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SOLO FACES by JAMES SALTER [1979, 220 pages]
This novel is story of protagonist Vern Rand, an extraordinary rock climber, a hero, a wanderer and a legend. The story starts out with Rand in California where he is laying low. One day, he hears the siren call of the big mountains and moves to the mountain town of Chamonix, France. He scales one face after another, makes some daring rescues and his status as a legend grows. Rand also has to deal with relationships and women, which he does in his own way. This book is a classic, written in Slater's unique style. The style has been called pure as well as Impressionistic. James Slater was named the State Author for New York from 1998-2000. -- R Prasad
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Exploring into the wild    -   Yes kind of story    -   struggle to reach landmark

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   sports figure Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   8 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   falling off    -   climbing with ropes

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   touching of anatomy Amount of dialog    -   little dialog

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