‘Cham’, The Beach on Ice!

After the success of ‘Boy A’, which has just been made into a film, Jonathan Trigell’s second novel ‘Cham’ is about the quest for powder and forgiveness in Chamonix Mont Blanc.

With the strap-line “The Beach on ice: deep powder, dead poets and moral free-fall in the death-sport capital of the world.” Trigell’s fictional account of a young Brit out to forget his past in the adrenaline, alcohol and easy lays of the present sounds action-packed if low-brow stuff. But the publisher promises it has:

“all the psychological acuity of the John Llewellyn Rhys prize-winner ‘Boy A’.”

And the critics seem won over:

“Impressive tale of a wayward young man looking for redemption in the shadow of Mont Blanc.” The Mirror.

“with a ballsy swagger, Trigell delivers a charmingly enthralling yarn.” The List.

“Jonathan Trigell’s writing soars when describing the sublime mountain scenery and the rushing, redemptive exhilaration of skiing… But he’s equally at ease conveying the murky moral ambiguity of Itchy’s life… Exposing the darkness at the heart of a white world, Trigell’s second novel is tense with foreboding: a clever, very contemporary cliff hanger.” Metro.

Posted by picaroon on Tuesday, 13 November, 2007 at 06:56 PM

Sounds good, I’ll be looking to get a copy in my Christmas stocking. Having done a season in Cham it should bring back some memories of the life there.

Posted by davidof on  Wednesday, 14 November, 2007  at 09:54 AM

Does anybody know if it is be sent to the US??

Posted by Mongo's Last Dance on  Wednesday, 14 November, 2007  at 09:40 PM

It’s available Stateside from Amazon.com

Posted by davidof on  Wednesday, 14 November, 2007  at 09:54 PM

Just wanted to comment on the book.  I had a long flight last winter 2007.  And I must say this book was worth every dime I paid for it.  I enjoyed reading it so much I gave it to my mother to read.  And she also loved the book.  It as been 6 months since I read it and I am even thinking about reading it again.  Enjoy everyone!!!!!

Posted by Mongo's Last Dance on  Saturday, 29 November, 2008  at 11:27 PM
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