In the title story, a voyage on an Antarctic icebreaker becomes dangerous when the ship's captain develops a mysterious enmity towards a photographer on board. The companion piece, The Left Eye Cries First, takes place during the last days of the Soviet Union, where Long Island lawyer Sid Little has returned after fleeing Odessa in his childhood. Encountering more than memories, Sid gains a new awareness of his mortality.
Publisher: Cooper Square Publishers Inc.,U.S.
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 422 g
Dimensions: 234 x 159 x 17 mm
Neider, an explorer and author who has been to the Antarctic three times and who is known for scholarly works on Mark Twain, here gives us two incredibly vivid short works of fiction. ...these two distinct and compelling works of fiction are recommended. -- Ann H. Fisher * Library Journal *
Neider projects a powerfully quirky vision, and the tales are never less than absorbing... * Publishers Weekly *