The Ice People

The Ice People

by Maggie Gee (Author)


'Set in the near future, it imagines not a globally warmed world, but an earth slowly returning to aridity and cold. A universal freeze has also descended upon relationships between men and women, who live in morbid segregation, with feathered robots as sexual partners. In a neat reversal of First World-Third World assumptions, Africa's relative warmth offers a last hope to northerly survivors as the novel charts one man's struggle to rescue his alienated son and bring him to where the sun shines' - Rose Tremain.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 244
Publisher: Telegram Books
Published: 15 May 2008

ISBN 10: 1846590388
ISBN 13: 9781846590382

Media Reviews
'A fantastic book.' Mariella Frostrup; 'Excellent... intelligent, driven, imaginative, obsessive yet still gracious, one of our best.Exciting stuff.' Fay Weldon; 'Up there with Orwell and Huxley.' Jeremy Paxman; 'A gem of a book.' Rose Tremain; 'A rattling good page-turning yarn.' George Melly; 'Maggie Gee is one of our most ambitious and challenging novelists.' Sunday Times; 'She writes elegantly, unsentimentally, expertly.' The Independent; 'Mordandly witty, unsparing, politically savvy, a beautifully clear and bracing nasty vision.' TLS
Author Bio
Maggie Gee was chosen as one of Granta's original 'Best Young British Novelists'. She has published many novels to great acclaim, including My Cleaner and The Flood, which was longlisted for the Orange Prize. She is the first female Chair of the Royal Society of Literature, and lives in London.