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Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest
劫後重生:我從聖母峰回到家的旅程
版本: 平裝352頁  2011 年 11 月 6 日  Dell出版
內容介紹

 亞馬遜書店2014百大暢銷作品之一 Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest (劫後重生:我從聖母峰回到家的旅程)將要翻拍成電影Everest(聖母峰),預計將於20159月上映。由歐洲名導巴塔賽 科馬庫 (Baltasar Kormákur)製作,由斷背山而成名的傑克 格倫霍(Jake Gyllenhaal)還有神鬼奇航女主角的綺拉 奈特莉(Keira Knightley)主演,卡司堅強令人期待。

1996年,貝克 衛瑟斯(Beck Weathers)與登山隊一起攀登世界最高峰─聖母峰,過程中卻不幸遭遇到大風暴,這場災難導致衛瑟斯與隊員們分散,迫使他們竭盡一切努力讓自己生存下來。然而,搜救隊發現衛瑟斯的時候,他已被判定瀕臨死亡,被搜救隊遺留在山林之中。沒想到, 12個小時過後,衛瑟斯竟奇蹟似下山生還。

劫後重生後,隨之而來的是存活於世上的種種挑戰。這個風暴使衛瑟斯失去了九個隊員,還有他的雙手。以及,他經歷一次又一次面部重建手術。並且,還有一個最大傷口他必須去治療─婚姻。因為他的登山嗜好,衛瑟斯長期忽略妻子與小孩,使得他的婚姻在此時面臨危機。,在鬼門關前走過一回的衛瑟斯,領略到家庭才是他的人生真正需要把握與珍惜的地方,他甚至寧願用他失去得雙手來換回他原本完整的家庭。他不再把登山放在第一位,而選擇了家庭。

從這本書我們見證了衛瑟斯驚險的逃難、面臨死亡後的重生,重新開始新的生活還有如何彌補他失去已久的家庭。他的經驗同時也使我們深思,當生命給我們第二次機會,我們該用什麼樣的態度來面對失去。

作者介紹

 貝克 衛瑟斯1946年出生於美國德州,是一位病理學家,經歷1996年聖母峰山難,有許多作品都以此為題材,包括他自己的作品Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest(劫後重生:一段從聖母峰到家的旅程),現居於美國德州的德拉斯。

書評

 A survivor of the disastrous Mt. Everest expedition described in Jon Krakauer's bestseller Into Thin Air, Weathers is the climber many readers will remember from searing media photos of a man with heavily bandaged hands and a face so badly frostbitten it scarcely seemed human. In fact, Weathers had been abandoned by his fellow mountaineers as dead and spent some 18 hours on the mountain in subzero temperatures before miraculously regaining his senses and staggering into camp. Back in the U.S., Weathers, who is a physician, lost both hands and underwent extensive facial reconstruction. But there were other wounds to heal: he had neglected his family so much in pursuit of his hobby that his wife had decided to end the marriage once he returned. In the years before the disaster, Weathers spent every spare moment pursuing his own interests as his wife and children became strangers to him. Now he claims to have rediscovered his family, but, unfortunately, the reader learns very little about them. Ultimately, this engrossing tale depicts the difficulty of a man's struggle to reform his life.

--Publishers Weekly