Gripping from its very first heartstopping page, ‘Ascension’ is a breathtaking novel about risk, fate and history; a dazzling feat of storytelling that takes us on an epic journey across the 20th century.

ISBN: 9781843547525 Author: Galloway, Steven Publisher: ATLANTIC BOOKS Publication Date: 1st February 2010 Imprint: Atlantic Books Cover: Paperback Dewey: 813.6 (edition:22) Pages: 277 Edition: |Paperback original Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

From the beloved, award-winning, bestselling author of The Cellist of Sarajevo, a beautiful, suspense-filled novel As a young Romany boy in Transylvania in the early years of the twentieth century, Salvo Usari’s mother and father are killed in a tragic fire. Forced to flee his village, leaving his brother and sister behind him, Salvo embarks on a lifetime’s odyssey that takes him through the dark forests of his homeland, to the bustling streets of Budapest – where he learns the skills of a wire-walker – and eventually to the United States. There he is reunited with his family, finds fame, and eventually risks everything to perform one final – death-defying – high wire act, as he walks between the twin towers of the World Trade Center…

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