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    August Frost (Hardback) By (author) Monique Roffey

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    DescriptionAugust Chalmin is a tall, pale, painfully shy young man with blood-orange hair and sun-shy eyes who hides his ugly-duckling awkwardness working behind the counter of a gourmet deli in London's Shepherd's Bush neighborhood. Much of his youth is a cipher, and his mother refuses to enlighten him, but he leads a peaceful life, fantasizing silently about his beautiful and spirited coworker and going home to prepare ornate meals for one. Then, one winter day, he finds a rash on his arm that resembles the crystalline frost on his windowpane. Later, snow begins to fall around his head, and his fingers turn blue. Is it some rare disease that has triggered this strange reaction, or the appearance in the neighborhood of his mother's old lover Cosmo? Could it even be an allergy to the deli's new orange cheese, which seems to mock his own coloring? As Cosmo taunts him with doubts about the identity of his father, August's body continues its riotous, unsettling echo of the outside world's climate. Through a year's wonderful metamorphosis - through snowstorm, heat wave, eclipse, and a search for the truth - August changes into himself.

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    August Frost
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Monique Roffey
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 390
    Width: 148 mm
    Height: 221 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 572 g
    ISBN 13: 9780871138699
    ISBN 10: 0871138697

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC21: 823.92
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FB
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Atlantic Monthly Press
    Imprint name
    Atlantic Monthly Press
    Publication date
    12 March 2003