Ice

Ice

Summary

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Set in a frozen world that is gradually being devastated by ever-encroaching ice, Anna Kavan's masterwork follows one man's pursuit of a mysterious silver-haired girl to the ends of the earth; to the end of everything.

'Few contemporary novelists could match the intensity of her vision' J.G. Ballard


Reviews

  • Anna Kavan's Ice is a book like the moon is the moon. There's only one. It's cold and white, and it stares back, both defiant and impassive, static and frantically on the move, marked by phases, out of reach. It may even seem to be following you.
    Jonathan Lethem, New York Times

About the author

Anna Kavan

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