By Heather Burt
Runner-up for the 2008 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize
On a stifling August day, six-year-old Clare Fraser and seven-year-old Rudy Vantwest make eye touch from contrary aspects in their highway. For an quick they're hooked up, then every one turns away Clare to the look after of the backyard sprinkler, Rudy to the buzz of his brother’s approaching beginning. Twenty-five years later, Clare and Rudy, strangers residing continents aside, furnishings of every others thoughts and imaginations, are attached back. Overturning the guarded, insular lives they either lead, occasions one an twist of fate, the opposite an act of terror remodel them either and bind the Vantwest and Fraser households irrevocably.
Adam’s Peak weaves backward and forward among a Montreal suburb and a Colombo deepest university, among a Ceylon tea property on the finish of the second one global struggle and a small Scottish city within the early Sixties, its characters suffering desperately to come back to phrases with themselves and with their robust connections to the folks and areas they've got attempted to escape.
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Adam's Peak: A Novel by Heather Burt