The Solitude of Thomas Cave

The Solitude of Thomas Cave

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It is August, 1616. The whaling ship Heartsease has ventured high into the Arctic, but the crew must return home before the ice closes in. All, that is, save Thomas Cave. He makes a wager that he will remain there alone until the next season, though no man has yet been known to have survived a winter this far north. So he is left with provisions, shelter, and a journal - should he not live to tell the tale. As the light recedes, so begins Cave's lonely contest with the realities and the phantasms of the Arctic winter. He is vulnerable to blizzards, avalanches, bears - and his own demons: his fear, his apathy, his superstition and his memory. For in this wilderness that is without human history his own past returns to him: the woman he had loved, the grief that drove him north. Beautiful, strange and haunting, The Solitude of Thomas Cave is an unforgettable first more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 140 x 206 x 18mm | 322.06g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Export ed
  • 0747590400
  • 9780747590408

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Praise for "The Solitude of Thomas Cave": "A bewitching ghost story, beautifully told. "The ""Solitude of Thomas Cave" is written with the clarity of poetry, and the simple weight of a parable. I loved this book."--Katie Hickman, author of the bestselling "Daughters of Britannia""" "Readers who grew up enjoying Gary Paulsen and Will Hobbs will appreciate this compelling survival story....This first novel will spark discussion along several themes: the relationship between humans and the natural world, human reactions to tragedy and loss, and the nature of personal relationships."--"School Library Journal Reviews"show more

About Georgina Harding

Georgina Harding is the author of two works of non-fiction: Tranquebar: A Season in South India and In Another Europe. This is her first novel. She lives in London and Colchester, more

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