Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Print Material
Author Kavan, Anna, 1901-1968, author.

Title Ice / Anna Kavan ; foreword by Jonathan Lethem ; afterword by Kate Zambreno.

Publication Info. New York : Penguin Books, 2017.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Fiction  F Kavan, A    ---  Available
Edition 50th anniversary edition.
Description pages cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "In a frozen, apocalyptic landscape, destruction abounds: great walls of ice overrun the world and secretive governments vie for control. Against this surreal, yet eerily familiar broken world, an unnamed narrator embarks on a hallucinatory quest for a strange and elusive "glass-girl" with silver hair. He crosses icy seas and frozen plains, searching ruined towns and ransacked rooms, all to free her from the grips of a tyrant known only as the warden and save her before the ice closes all around. A novel unlike any other, Ice is at once a dystopian adventure shattering the conventions of science fiction, a prescient warning of climate change and totalitarianism, a feminist exploration of violence and trauma, a Kafkaesque literary dreamscape, and a brilliant allegory for its author's struggles with addiction--all crystallized in prose as glittering as the piling snow. Acclaimed upon its publication as one of the best science fiction books of the year, Kavan's 1967 novel has built a reputation as an extraordinary and innovative work of literature, garnering acclaim from China Mieville, Patti Smith, J. G. Ballard, Anaïs Nin, and Doris Lessing, among others. With echoes of dystopian classics like Ursula Le Guin's The Lathe of Heaven, Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle, and J. G. Ballard's High Rise, Ice is a necessary and unforgettable addition to the canon of science fiction classics."-- Provided by publisher.
Source B&T 11.2017 PARS
Subject FICTION / Literary.
Genre/Form Science fiction.
Other Form: Online version: Kavan, Anna, 1901-1968, author. Ice 50th anniversary edition. New York : Penguin Books, 2017 9780525503774 (DLC) 2017018810
ISBN 9780143131991 (paperback)

Available items only