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Ice Road
By Gillian Slovo

Ice Road

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Ice Road by Gillian Slovo

Book Awards

  • Shortlisted for Orange Prize 2004.

Book Description

Irina Davydovna is a cleaner. She has no time for politics or even for that matter, people: 'rules and rulers may come and go, but dirt never changes.' Boris Aleksandrovich is a revolutionary. He thinks he understands power. But this is Leningrad in 1933 and Stalin is about to turn against their city. When the life of his beloved daughter Natasha is threatened and his old friend Anton saves a skinny little orphan he finds on a Moscow train, Boris' faith in his ideals are put to the test. While Irina, watching it all, must learn the power of loyalty and love. 'Powerful and moving, Ice Road is a novel whose epic scope never obscures the individual lives that are lived in the shadow of great events. I shall never forget Natasha and Kolya's love story ...or Irina, whose sturdy self respect and determination to survive, seems, at times, to speak for an entire people. Gillian Slovo excels in depicting complex human beings, full of passion, love, ambition, self-interest, who are caught up in their country's history and swept along by it.' Pat Barker

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844080595
ISBN-10: 1844080595
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 126mm x 37mm)
Pages: 560
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 24-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Ten Days by Gillian Slovo Ten Days, Paperback (September 2016)

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Another World by Gillian Slovo Another World, Paperback (April 2016)

What is the entity that calls itself Islamic State? Why are some young Muslim men and women from across Western Europe leaving their homes to answer the call of Jihad? And what should we do about it?

General by Gillian Slovo General, Paperback (March 2014)

On 11 September 2001, in a cafe in London, Ahmed Errachidi watched as the twin towers collapsed. He was appalled by the loss of innocent life. But he couldn't possibly have predicted how much of his own life he too would lose because of that day. This book makes you rethink what it means to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Honourable Man by Gillian Slovo Honourable Man, Paperback (February 2013)

A stunning novel of war, from the bestselling author of Red Dust and Ice Road.

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Author Biography - Gillian Slovo

Born in South Africa, Gillian Slovo came with her family to Britain in 1964. She has written nine novels, one of which, Red Dust has been filmed with Hilary Swank and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Her first play, Guantanamo, played in London's West End and off-Broadway in New York.

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