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Lean Fall Stand - Jon McGregor

Lean Fall Stand - Jon McGregor

Title: Lean Fall Stand

Signed and doodled limited first edition, first printing

Author:  Jon McGregor

ISBN:  9780008204907

Weight:  783 g



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Lean Fall Stand by Jon McGregor

The highly anticipated new novel from the Costa-award winning, three-times Booker-longlisted author of Reservoir 13.

When an Antarctic research expedition goes wrong, the consequences are far-reaching – for the men involved and for their families back home.

Robert ‘Doc’ Wright, a veteran of Antarctic field work, holds the clues to what happened, but he is no longer able to communicate them.  While Anna, his wife, navigates the sharp contours of her new life as a carer, Robert is forced to learn a whole new way to be in the world.

Award-winning novelist Jon McGregor returns with a stunning novel that mesmerizingly and tenderly unpicks the notion of heroism and explores the indomitable human impulse to tell our stories – even when words fail us.  A meditation on the line between sacrifice and selfishness this is a story of the undervalued, unrecognised courage it can take just to get through the day.

Peer & Press Reviews

McGregor covers new and startling territory with each novel and this is a powerful and profound account that manages to communicate how it might feel to lose language, to fail to find the words, but then to, slowly, painfully, recover them.

Alice O'Keeffe, The Bookseller

A spectacular book…  It does what Jon McGregor does so well: examine the widening ripples of a single event.  I read it again, as soon as I’d finished.

Maggie O’Farrell, author of Hamnet

A genuine masterpiece: poised, multilayered and full of the most astonishingly beautiful prose.

Alex Preston, Observer

Bibliographic Info

TitleLean Fall Stand
Book Features
Edition / printingFirst edition, first printing
Edition background

These books have a signature page, tipped-in before the title page, which has the title and the phrase ‘Limited Signed Edition’ printed on it.

Issued direct by the 4th Estate imprint of HarperCollins, the number of copies in this limited edition is unknown.

Overall conditionFine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
SignedOn a signature page, tipped-in before the half title page.
Doodled with/  _   I  (these are the symbols used in the book to represent the words Lean Fall Stand).
Book Stats
Imprint4th Estate
Publication date
Printed byCPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 139780008204907
FormatHardcover with dust jacket
Size (h x w x d)223 x 144 x 31mm
Image and Design Credits
DesignJulian Humphries

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