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 facets in their highway. For an rapid they're hooked up, then every one turns away Clare to the safeguard of the backyard sprinkler, Rudy to the thrill of his brother’s imminent beginning. Twenty-five years later, Clare and Rudy, strangers residing continents aside, furniture of every others stories and imaginations, are hooked up back. Overturning the guarded, insular lives they either lead, occasions one an twist of fate, the opposite an act of terror rework them either and bind the Vantwest and Fraser households irrevocably.

Adam’s Peak weaves from side to side among a Montreal suburb and a Colombo inner most university, among a Ceylon tea property on the finish of the second one global warfare and a small Scottish city within the early Nineteen Sixties, its characters suffering desperately to come back to phrases with themselves and with their strong connections to the folks and areas they've got attempted to escape.

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