At the centre of the novel is the crumbling seastack of the Old Man of Hoy and the consuming relationship between a young artist, Kim, coldly passionate, talented, secretive, and Jimmy, a North Sea roughneck, engineer and climber.
It deals with the possibility of friendship between men and women.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 02/01/2002
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780571212859
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Review by bodachliath
OK, so this may sound like damnation with faint praise, but this is the best novel I've read about climbing (including Simon Mawer's The Fall which I also enjoyed). I remember picking this up in a warehouse sale purely on the strength of the title and cover, but since then I have read and enjoyed more of Andrew Greig's novels, which were all interesting and well written, but this was the most enjoyable.