Adam's Peak: A Novel by Heather Burt

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 immediate they're hooked up, then every one turns away Clare to the preserve of the backyard sprinkler, Rudy to the thrill of his brother’s approaching beginning. Twenty-five years later, Clare and Rudy, strangers residing continents aside, furniture of every others stories and imaginations, are attached back. Overturning the guarded, insular lives they either lead, occasions one an coincidence, the opposite an act of terror rework 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 college, among a Ceylon tea property on the finish of the second one international conflict and a small Scottish city within the early Sixties, its characters suffering desperately to return to phrases with themselves and with their robust connections to the folks and locations they've got attempted to escape.

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