Cold Skin

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Canongate, 2006 - Castaways - 233 pages
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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 the next twelve months his entire world will consist of a deserted cabin, trees, rocks, silence and the surrounding sea.Then night begins to fall . .

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Recommended for any lover of apocalyptic fiction, and fans of Matheson, Lovecraft and H G Wells. A brilliant depiction of the degradation of the human mind into insanity under extraordinary stresses, this is a chilling debut. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Albert Sánchez Piñol was born in Barcelona in 1965 and is an anthropologist and writer. His writing has appeared in several journals, and Cold Skin is his first novel. Already translated into fifteen languages, it won the Ojo Critico Narrativa prize on its original publication in Catalan in 2003. Look for his latest book, Pandora in the Congo, coming in 2008.

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