'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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 316 pages
- Publisher: Telegram Books
- Publication Date: 15/05/2008
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781846590382