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Anita Shreve's A Change in Altitude: A Novel PDF

By Anita Shreve

ISBN-10: 0316020710

ISBN-13: 9780316020718

Margaret and Patrick were married quite a few months once they trigger on what they wish could be a superb adventure-a yr residing in Kenya. Margaret speedy realizes there's a good deal she doesn't learn about the advanced mores of her new domestic, and approximately her personal husband.

A British couple invitations the newlyweds to hitch on a hiking excursion to <st1:place w:st="on">Mount Kenya</st1:place>, and so they eagerly agree. yet in the course of their harrowing ascent, a bad twist of fate happens. within the aftermath of the tragedy, Margaret struggles to appreciate what occurred at the mountain and the way those occasions have reworked her and her marriage, probably forever.

A swap in Altitude illuminates the internal panorama of a pair, the irrevocable impression of tragedy, and the elusive nature of forgiveness. With gorgeous language and extraordinary emotional depth, Anita Shreve transports us to the unique panoramas of <st1:place w:st="on">Africa</st1:place> and into the center of our so much intimate relationships.

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Tony Ostercamp, Machinist’s Mate First Class, asked. “The destroyer will be making only ten knots. That’s the speed this rusted-out freighter is supposedly doing. We’ll drop in ahead of the ship, power over to her and match speed, then latch onto the side of the destroyer with our magnets. ” “Jump time in three minutes,” the speaker in the chopper said. The men stood and began checking each other’s gear, then lined up with one squad on each side of the big bird waiting for the aft swing-down hatch to open.

Drinks too much sometimes. Crack shot with all arms. Grew up in Oregon. Helps plan attack operations. Weapon: H & K MP-5SD submachine gun. Ron Holt. Radioman First Class. 22, 6'1", 170 pounds. Plays guitar, had a small band. Likes redheaded girls. Rabid baseball fan. Loves deep-sea fishing, is good at it. Platoon radio operator. 56mm & 20mm explosive round. Bill Bradford. Quartermaster’s Mate First Class. 24, 6'2", 215 pounds. An artist in spare time. Paints oils. He sells his marine paintings.

Wife, Maria; daughter, Linda, 7, in Coronado. Spends his off time with them. Highly family-oriented. He has relatives in San Diego. Speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Squad sniper. 62 NATO sniper rifle. Colt “Guns” Franklin. Yeoman Second Class. 24, 5'10", 175 pounds. A former gymnast. Powerful arms and shoulders. Expert mountain climber. Has a motorcycle and does hang gliding. Speaks Farsi and Arabic. Weapon: Colt M-4A1 rifle with grenade launcher. Tran “Train” Khai. Torpedoman Second Class. 23, 6'1", 180 pounds.

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