The Ice Lovers

Blue sunset, Rothera research base

‘Before I came to the Antarctic I met a woman who told me that the future is like a crystal river. She said that in all our futures some things are already decided…’

Helen, an historian, journeys to a slowly disintegrating Antarctic in search of the story of Nara, a young scientist who disappeared three years before. She is presumed dead, though her body has never been recovered. When an international emergency forces Helen to overwinter in the Antarctic, a more complex story than the official record emerges. Sitting at Nara’s desk, reading her diaries on a snowed in Antarctic base, Helen wonders if the Antarctic will ever give up its secrets.

        The Ice Lovers is a haunting story of ghosts and ice, beauty and obsession, and the terrible consequences of unrequited love.


Hardback 2009, paperback 2010

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