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Cold skin

Author: Albert Sánchez Piñol
Publisher: Edinburgh : Canongate, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"On the edge of the Antarctic Circle, in the years after World War One, a steamship approaches a desolate island far from all shipping lanes. On board is a young man, on his way to assume the post of weather observer, to live in solitude at the end of the earth." "But on shore he finds no trace of the man whom he has been sent to replace, just a deranged castaway who has witnessed a horror he refuses to name. For  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Suspense fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Sánchez Piñol
ISBN: 1841956880 9781841956886 1841958832 9781841958835 9781782117179 1782117172
OCLC Number: 62478982
Language Note: Translated from the Spanish.
Description: 233 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Albert Sánchez Pinõl.

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On board is a young man on his way to assume the post of weather observer, to live in solitude for a year at the end of the earth.But on shore he finds no trace of the man whom he has been sent to  Read more...

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A troubling, hammering and glorious novel. -- David Mitchell A thrillingly vivid hallucination . . . it overtook my dreams . . . Sanchez Pinol creates a struggle for survival that is, at the same Read more...

 
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