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The Ice Lovers

by (author) Jean McNeil

Publisher
McArthur & Company
Initial publish date
Oct 2009
Category
General
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781552788028
    Publish Date
    Oct 2009
    List Price
    $29.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781770871151
    Publish Date
    Oct 2009
    List Price
    $14.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781552788844
    Publish Date
    Oct 2010
    List Price
    $16.95

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Description

In 2016, Helen, an historian, and David, a government official, journey to a slowly disintegrating Antarctic. Helen goes in search of a story. Three years before their journey, Nara, a young scientist, disappeared from an Antarctic base; she is presumed dead, though her body has never been recovered. When an international emergency forces Helen and David to over-winter in the Antarctic, a more complex story than the official record emerges – of what happened to Nara, the pilot Luke and Nara’s lover Alexander, and of what is happening to the ice. Sitting at Nara’s desk, reading her diaries on a snowed-in Antarctic base, Helen wonders if the ice will ever give up its secrets.

About the author

Jean McNeil, a native of Nova Scotia, has lived in London since 1991. She spent the austral summer of 2005-2006 in Antarctica as the British Antarctic Survey/Arts Council of England International Fellow to Antarctica, and has since been writer-in-residence in the Falkland Islands, Svalbard and on a scientific expedition to Greenland.

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Editorial Reviews

'McNeil has a sure hand and a deft touch with prose, and an ability to blend, for each character, profound inner experience with the awkwardnesses of social interactions. . . . The Ice Lovers is an accomplished novel, with its created worlds close enough to our own to be recognizable, yet different enough to be alarming.'

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