The Ice Age
Kirsten Reed
Price  450.00
A clear-eyed and lyrical story of an unsual love affair and of the dangers of daring to be different
WE LEFT A TIP AND THE WAITRESS SHOT US WHAT I SUPPOSE WAS INTENDED TO BE A LOOK OF GRATITUDE. SHE REALLY ONLY MANAGED A WEAK GLARE. I GUESS THAT'S THE COUNTRYSIDE FOR YOU. PEOPLE ARE A LITTLE EDGY.' A young inquisitive girl hitches a lift with an older charismatic Bohemian man. Neither has a final destination in mind, and so they find themselves drifting aimlessly through middle America; driving, smoking, sharing confidences, looking out for each other, and stopping as and when the mood takes them. Their relationship is pure, simple -- and when they do finally have sex, it's she who makes the first move. But this is a strange, stolen time that must come to an end: the girl will grow up; the man’s past will catch up with him; and the world outside will not accept their relationship. With shades of Lolita and Morvern Callar, The Ice Age is a remarkable first novel, with an exceptional voice that's both seductive and compelling, and which readers will quite simply fall in love with.
ISBN 9780330513357Category FictionSubcategory Literary Fiction
Publisher Pan Macmillan UKImprint PicadorPublished 07/05/2010
Format 198 x 126Binding PaperbackPage extent 288