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The Divide by Nicholas Evans
  

The Divide

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The title illustrates many facets of division in this compelling book, his best since The Horse Whisperer. In chapter one we are presented with a girl’s body embedded in the ice on a mountainside in Montana and the mystery begins, not with the girl’s identity but with why she came to be there. Picking through the past, watching the characters change over the years and manipulating our emotions with theirs, Evans has produced a powerful, sensitive tale of a family falling apart, of the ideology of youth turning sour and of the pain of love, all centred around eco-terrorism. It is very good indeed.

If you like Nicholas Evans you might also like to read books by Pat Conroy, Thomas Eidson and Charles Frazier.

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Synopsis

The Divide by Nicholas Evans

Two backcountry skiers find the body of a young woman embedded in the ice of a remote mountain creek. All through the night police work with arc lights and chainsaws to prise her out. Identifying her doesn't take so long. Abbie Cooper is wanted for murder and her picture is on law enforcement computers all across America. But how did she die? And what was the trail of events that led this golden child of a loving family so tragically astray? From the number one bestselling author of THE HORSE WHISPERER, master storyteller Nicholas Evans, comes this powerful new novel, an epic thriller of the human heart. In a journey of discovery and redemption, from the streets of New York to the daunting grandeur of the Rocky Mountains, it tells the heart-rending tale of a family fractured by divorce. As both parents and children struggle in search of lost happiness, some devastating truths unravel. THE DIVIDE is the story of a great love betrayed and of the yearnings and needs, and the dashed hopes and disillusionments that connect and separate all men and women.

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*'Pure drama and tragedy, expertly told
DAILY MIRROR

*'Compellingly readable, refreshingly free of artistic pretensions
THE TIMES

*'A fine and multi-faceted thriller
DAILY MAIL

*'When it comes to the art of beginning a novel, Evans could give a masterclass ... he's put you on the edge of your seat before the story's even begun ... few authors are better at examining how we build up intimacy and how easily it can be lost, especially when disaster knocks at the door
GLAMOUR

About the Author

Nicholas Evans

Nicholas Evans was born and grew up in Worcestershire and was a screenwriter and film producer before writing his first novel, the phenomenal number one bestseller The Horse Whisperer. It has now been translated into 36 languages and sold more than fifteen million copies worldwide since its publication in 1995. It is now also a Hollywood film, starring and directed by Robert Redford. He is also the author of The Loop and The Smoke Jumper. Nicholas Evans lives in Devon and London

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Publication date

10th August 2006

Author

Nicholas Evans

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www.nicholasevans.com/

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Publisher

Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
448 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780751539349

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