Praise for The Edge of Never
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Shortlisted for Book of the Year in the Adventure category from The Independent Booksellers of America
"A heart-stopping read, The Edge of Never takes us beyond mountains,
beyond snow and ice and danger and into the heart of family."
Fantastically written, Kerig’s insightful style wonderfully encapsulates the incredible emotion of both Kye’s journey and that of big-mountain skiing.
"The ... highlight [is a] ... terrifying descent of the 55-degree Exit
Couloir, which Kerig recounts grippingly."
"Kerig writes about the bonds between skiers, fatherhood and his own
ski ambitions ... with clear prose that delves into why skiers take such
risks and why we feel compelled to document their stories."
"A remarkable book. Kerig combines astute observation and a penetrating, journalistic style of writing, [to put] the reader on a trip to Chamonix with the 110-pound twin-tip riding lost boy who earns his birthright by experiencing his father’s last run firsthand. The reader gains an understanding of life, and how the men and women who play those stakes do it not because they love death but because they love life and won’t let the fear overcome their faith.
What Into Thin Air is to mountain climbing, Kerig’s The Edge of Never is to skiing."
"A gripping tale of fathers, sons, and the mountains that call to them."
"A great exploration of the tragic and unforgiving nature of life in the mountains and its beautiful and sometimes irresistible allure."
"Kerig has a great ear for dialogue and a gift for weaving tension in and
out of the plotline ... The result is both confessional and illuminating:
An insider’s look at a tribe of devoted—some would say fanatical—
skiers in the mountains that are their lifeblood (and all too often the
cause of their death)."
"Transcending the boundaries of sport, the book tells a deeply
interpersonal and moving human story ... Kerig ... stays true to the roots
and core values that define the culture of skiing."
"… one of the most well written books about skiing I've ever read. There is an intimacy in the book, as if we are listening to conversations too private to hear. These small, human moments elevate the book above most ski literature."
"For anyone who really wants to know what the ski life is like, this is the
book for them."
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