Longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2017. 'Ed O'Loughlin is a skilled cartographer of both the Arctic and the human heart.
What a magnificent novel' Ron Rash'A brilliant paean to the obsessions of the polar explorers . . . stupendously good' Australian'Vastly entertaining' Sunday TimesFROM BOOKER-LONGLISTED ED O'LOUGHLIN: THE PERFECT NOVEL FOR FANS OF AMY SACKVILLE'S THE STILL POINT AND FRANCIS SPUFFORD'S I MAY BE SOME TIME. It begins with a chance encounter at the top of the world. Fay Morgan and Nelson Nilsson have each arrived in Inuvik, Canada - 120 miles north of the Arctic Circle - searching for answers about a family member: Nelson for his estranged older brother, Fay for her disappeared grandfather.
They soon learn that these two men have an unexpected link - a hidden share in one of the greatest enduring mysteries of polar exploration.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 496 pages
- Publisher: Quercus Publishing
- Publication Date: 25/08/2016
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781780871721