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The Ice Age

Kirsten Reed

'We left a tip and the waitress shot us what I suppose was intended to be a look of gratitude. She really only managed a weak glare. I guess that's the countryside for you. People are a little edgy.

A young inquisitive girl hitches a lift with an older charismatic Bohemian man. Neither has a final destination in mind, and so they find themselves drifting aimlessly through middle America; driving, smoking, sharing confidences, looking out for each other, and stopping as and when the mood takes them. Their relationship is pure, simple -- and when they do finally have sex, it's she who makes the first move. But this is a strange, stolen time that must come to an end: the girl will grow up; the man’s past will catch up with him; and the world outside will not accept their relationship.

With shades of Lolita and Morvern CallarThe Ice Age is a remarkable first novel, with an exceptional voice that's both seductive and compelling, and which readers will quite simply fall in love with.


Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 978033052554101
Published: 06/05/2010

Kirsten Reed

Kirsten Reed

Kirsten Reed was born in 1973 in Seattle. She grew up in New Zealand, Germany and various parts of the US before moving to Australia as an adult. She now lives in Maine, and works as a freelance artist and writer. The Ice Age is her first novel.

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