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What the Ground Can't Hold

Literary Work (Novel, Novella, Short Story/Stories, Poem(s))


Type Of Work


  • Literary Work (Novel,Novella, Short Story/Stories, Poem(s))

Abstract


  • Two Americans are presumed dead and nine people are trapped in a cabin after an avalanche in the remote Andes... Among them in Emma, an Australian faced with an impossible decision that could see her parents jailed. Jack, a teenager obsessed with Jack Kerouac, guided by a skewed moral compass. Carmen, a tango dancer whose estranged father is dying of cancer. Pedro, the cabin manager who's in hiding from those he loves most. And Wolfe, an American on a deadly family quest.

    With food supplies dwindling, these unlikely companions are forced to extremes and discover they are bound by more than their surroundings – each has a secret that links them to Argentina's Dirty War.

    What the Ground Can't Hold is a gripping exploration of the ways the past closes in on the present, and destroys the foundations upon which we build our lives.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Edition


  • 1

Citation


  • Cosgrove, S. E. "What the Ground Can't Hold." 1 ed. Sydney: Picador, 2013.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781742612737

Place Of Publication


  • Sydney

Type Of Work


  • Literary Work (Novel,Novella, Short Story/Stories, Poem(s))

Abstract


  • Two Americans are presumed dead and nine people are trapped in a cabin after an avalanche in the remote Andes... Among them in Emma, an Australian faced with an impossible decision that could see her parents jailed. Jack, a teenager obsessed with Jack Kerouac, guided by a skewed moral compass. Carmen, a tango dancer whose estranged father is dying of cancer. Pedro, the cabin manager who's in hiding from those he loves most. And Wolfe, an American on a deadly family quest.

    With food supplies dwindling, these unlikely companions are forced to extremes and discover they are bound by more than their surroundings – each has a secret that links them to Argentina's Dirty War.

    What the Ground Can't Hold is a gripping exploration of the ways the past closes in on the present, and destroys the foundations upon which we build our lives.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Edition


  • 1

Citation


  • Cosgrove, S. E. "What the Ground Can't Hold." 1 ed. Sydney: Picador, 2013.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781742612737

Place Of Publication


  • Sydney