'Few novelists match the intensity of her vision' J. G. Ballard
No one knows why the ice has come, and no one can stop it. Every day it creeps further across the earth, covering the land in snow and freezing everything in its path. Through this bleached, devastated world, one man pursues the sylph-like, silver-haired girl he loves, as she keeps running - away from her husband; away from the sinister 'warden' who seeks to control her; away from him.
'A raw, brutal tale set in a frozen post-nuclear dystopia ... addictive and extremely entertaining' Guardian
'There is nothing else quite like Ice' Doris Lessing
'She is De Quincey's heir and Kafka's sister' Brian Aldiss
Astonishes with poetic brilliance
There is nothing else like it... This ice is not psychological or metaphysical ice; here the loneliness of childhood has been magicked into a physical reality as hallucinatory as the Ancient Mariner's.
One of the most mysterious of modern writers, Anna Kavan created a uniquely fascinating fictional world. Few contemporary novelists could match the intensity of her vision
One of the most terrifying postulations about the end of the world.. One can only admire the strength and courage of this visionary
Brutal, addictive and extremely entertaining... strange, unsettling and harsh
Serious, evocative and surprising, unique in its obsessive images of encroachment