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en Limba Engleză Paperback – 07 Feb 2008
Yefgenil Yeremin is a flyer and he is a phantom.

In the Korean War he shoots down more American jets than any other pilot in history. He becomes the legendary ace dubbed “Ivan the Terrible.” But the Soviet Union’s involvement in Korea must be kept secret, so his name remains unknown, his victories uncelebrated.

Exiled to a remote Arctic base, he becomes a spectator to the new battlefield of Cold War rivalry: space. Yefgenil longs to do battle once more with America’s finest aviators, but he remains invisible, forgotten...until the day in 1964, when a man arrives from Moscow, from the Space Committee, in search of a volunteer. Five years later, Yefgenil Yeremin sets off on the greatest mission of all: his destination is the Moon.

Ascent is the story of how a single act can not only define the meaning of a man’s life, but also that of a nation and a species.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780099468523
ISBN-10: 0099468522
Pagini: 272
Dimensiuni: 128 x 198 x 22 mm
Greutate: 0.19 kg
Editura: Vintage Publishing

Notă biografică

Jed Mercurio trained at the University of Birmingham Medical School and worked at various hospitals in the West Midlands before becoming a full-time writer in 1994. He wrote the highly acclaimed television drama Cardiac Arrest. His first novel, Bodies, was chosen as one of the five best debuts of 2002 by the Guardian and his television adaptation won the Royal Television Society Award for Best Drama Series of 2005. His second novel, Ascent, was published in March 2007.

Recenzii

“This is fighting fit, muscular prose, which carries no dead weight. In short, it’s that rarest of things — a highbrow book that’s vertiginously thrilling.”–Observer

Ascent is storytelling of a high caliber; fully imagined, finely crafted.”–Guardian
"In moments of intense action, we're with this protagonist every inch of the way, through every thought, dive, ache, smell, itch, tast and gastric movement... vertiginously thrilling" Observer "Hold on tight and enjoy the ride... Tremendous stuff" Independent "Ascent is a page turning story of a man's ambition to be the very best. Based on real events and using real people, it places this fictitious character in a period when space itself was there for the taking. Beautifully written, it's a book that deserves to be read" -- Angela Cooke Daily Express "A Russian version of The Right Stuff... Riveting" Daily Telegraph "One of the most potent and unusual works of literary fiction I've read in years... Mercurio's Yefgenii is as real as anyone you've ever cared about. And care you will" -- Michael Faber Guardian

"In moments of intense action, we're with this protagonist every inch of the way, through every thought, dive, ache, smell, itch, tast and gastric movement... vertiginously thrilling" Observer "Hold on tight and enjoy the ride... Tremendous stuff" Independent "Ascent is a page turning story of a man's ambition to be the very best. Based on real events and using real people, it places this fictitious character in a period when space itself was there for the taking. Beautifully written, it's a book that deserves to be read" -- Angela Cooke Daily Express "A Russian version of The Right Stuff... Riveting" Daily Telegraph "Ingenious" Time Out