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Ice

Ice by Anna Kavan
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Nov 14, 2017 | 208 Pages
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Praise

“One might become convinced that Kavan had seen the future . . . A half century after its first appearance, Kavan’s fever dream of a novel is beginning to seem all too real.” –The New Yorker

Ice is ambitious, unforgettable, and one of a kind. It demands to be experienced.” –The Millions

“A writer of intense imagination…. Slippery, bizarre, and meticulously written…. A gripping and uniquely strange work of science fiction.” –Kirkus, starred review

“One of the most mysterious of modern writers, Anna Kavan created a uniquely fascinating fictional world. Few contemporary novelists could match the intensity of her vision.”  —J.G. Ballard

“There is nothing else like it.” —Doris Lessing

“One [of] our greatest and most original novelists.” The Guardian

“I can tell you about some women writers who truly are fantastic. One is Anna Kavan . . . she’s caught in a haze and then a light, a little teeny light, come through. It could be a leopard, that light, or it could be a spot of blood. It could be anything. But she hooks onto that and spirals out. And she does it within the accessible rhythms of plot, and that’s really exciting. She’s not hung up with being a woman, she just keeps extending herself, keeps telescoping language and plot.” -Patti Smith

“Kavan is a brilliant high-modernist writer whose work has largely fallen by the wayside, and it is truly a blessing that we have a new version.” –The Rumpus


“Brooding, mysterious…a fascinating marriage of the Goth novel with science fiction.” —Publishers Weekly

“One of the most terrifying postulations of the end of the world.” —The Times of London

“What a writer, and what a vision. What a perfect book to read in preparation for the end of the world.” –Granta

“[A] marvelously gifted writer…an abundance of writing that astonishes with poetic brilliance.” —Sunday Telegraph

“Unique…its incantatory powers move it beyond the scopt of science-fantasy.” —Brian Aldiss

“Originally and masterfully written.” —Columbus Dispatch

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