"Ice", by Anna Kavan

Novel, 1967

Hypnotic novel about the struggle between three characters and an ecological catastrophe threatening to disrupt the pursuit between them. This is an episodic novel where themes and actions are repeated, echoed and emphasised, particularly as the main protagonist sees the woman he’s chasing flee ever increasingly away from him. Some great writing and it pays to read this one slowly, with the tension and the ever elusive nature of the pursuit building and building as the book progresses. Not an easy read, but memorable and, in places, pretty disturbing.

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