Cold Earth (Paperback)
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Cold Earth (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 29/04/2010
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A team of six archaeologists from the United States, England, and Scotland assembles at the beginning of the Arctic summer to unearth traces of the lost Viking settlements in Greenland. But as they sink into uneasy domesticity, there is news of an epidemic back home, and their communications with the outside world fall away. Facing a Greenland winter for which they are hopelessly ill-equipped, Nina, Ruth, Catriona, Jim, Ben, and Yianni write final letters home, knowing that their missives may never reach their loved ones. These letters make up the narrative of Cold Earth, with each section of the book composed of one character's first-person perspective in letter form. In this exceptional and haunting debut novel. Moss weaves a rich tapestry of personal narrative, history, love, grief, and naked survival. Cold Earth is both a heart-pounding thriller and a highly sophisticated novel of ideas.

Publisher: Counterpoint
ISBN: 9781582435794

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“Cold Earth”

After reading the back of the book, I had some expectation of how the story will go. However it took me by surprise. After the first few pages I wasn`t sure about this book, but once I got into it, it turned out to be... More

Paperback edition
20th June 2010
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“Which is more chilling, ghouls outside your tent or not knowing what's happening in the world outside”

To start with I wasn't hugely enamoured with this book, I found the first narrator, Nina, irritating and far too self absorbed (the type of person that is guaranteed to get nothing but sarcasm from me). But I... More

Paperback edition
16th May 2016
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