Author(s): Sarah Leipciger
Tom Berry is a hunter, a man who would be most content living out his days in the wilderness with just enough ammunition and kerosene to last the winter. A single father, he has raised his children with care and quiet determination, but when his son Curtis gets into trouble with the law and goes on the run, Tom discovers that might not have been enough.
The heart of this story is the love between father and son, and the backdrop is spectacular; Leipciger's descriptions of the scenery are splendid and intensely evocative The Times A deft and beautiful novel about all that is untameable and wild, in both the landscape and in ourselves -- Maggie O'Farrell, author of INSTRUCTIONS FOR A HEATWAVE Clear and beautiful, like swimming in a mountain lake -- Mark Haddon A tragedy about a silent father and a wounded son... rigorous beauty New York Times THE MOUNTAIN CAN WAIT is a taut, psychologically gripping novel populated by original characters constantly at battle with nature, family, society, and themselves. This is a book that kept me up at night. Leipciger has Margaret Atwood's rare flair for crafting an intelligent and suspenseful novel -- Nickolas Butler, author of SHOTGUN LOVE SONGS The Mountain Can Wait is as haunting, wild and compelling as the landscape it describes -- Claire Cameron, author of The Bear Haunting and beautiful -- Hannah Beckerman Huffington Post Leipciger beautifully captures the tender and mercurial relationship between father and son. These are characters you care about, flawed and haunted, existing in the hard yet undeniably radiant world of the Canadian mountains -- Michele Forbes, author of GHOST MOTH Despite being a first novel, the author already displays a powerful facility with language, setting, and character that in future work will undoubtedly make her a master Quill & Quire Leipciger beautifully captures the volatile relationship between father and son Good Housekeeping A hauntingly brilliant tale of a father searching for his lost son Heat It's a mesmerising story of misunderstandings set against the beautiful backdrop of the Canadian woods, poetically described by Leipciger Sunday Express Throughout this simple, stirring story she writes with great poignancy and invites the reader into a colourfully rendered world of looming trees, ominous mountains and natural hazards Optima Magazine
Born and raised in Canada, Sarah Leipciger lives in London with her family, and teaches creative writing to prisoners. Her short fiction has been shortlisted for the Asham Award, the Fish Prize and the Bridport Prize. THE MOUNTAIN CAN WAIT is her first novel.