The Ice People
By (author) Maggie Gee
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Ice People by Maggie Gee
Book Description'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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Book DetailsISBN: 9781846590382
(200mm x 130mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Telegram Books
Publisher: Telegram Books
Publish Date: 15-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Maggie Gee
Virginia Woolf in Manhattan, Paperback (June 2015)
Nominated for the 2015 Folio Prize, this sparkling, critically acclaimed novel is now available in paperback. This is a love letter to Virginia Woolf by one of Britain's best loved authors, previously shortlisted for the Orange Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
My Animal Life, Hardback (March 2010)
Love, death and good behaviour looked different to a girl in 1950s England. The author tells of growing up during the sexual revolution and living through dramatic changes in attitudes towards race, class and gender. She writes with candour and warmth as she explores questions of love, sex, writing, duty and death.
My Driver, Paperback (March 2010)
Vanessa, a writer, flies to Uganda for a conference. She means to visit her ex-cleaner Mary, now the Housekeeper of the Sheraton Hotel. Mary has her own agenda: her son is missing. Vanessa sets off alone to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to see the gorillas. But she quarrels with her driver and a war closes in from the Congo. Can anyone save0 her?
White Family, Paperback (January 2008)» View all books by Maggie Gee
Alfred White, a London park-keeper, rules his home with a mixture of ferocity and tenderness that has estranged his three children. When Alfred collapses on duty one day, they rush to be with him. His daughter's partner, Elroy, a black social-worker, is brought face to face with Alfred's younger son Dirk, who hates and fears all black people.
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Author Biography - Maggie Gee
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.
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