Icefields

Icefields

by Thomas Wharton

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Overview

Icefields by Thomas Wharton


Winner of:


  • The Banff Grand National Prize for Literature

  • The Writers Guild of Alberta Best First Book Award

  • The Commonwealth Best First Novel Prize (Caribbean and Canada Region)



  • At a quarter past three in the afternoon, on August 17, 1898, Doctor Edward Byrne slipped on the ice of Acturus glacier in the Canadian Rockies and slid into a crevasse . . .


    Nearly sixty feet below the surface, Byrne is wedged upside down between the narrowing walls of a chasm, fighting his desire to sleep. The ice in front of him is lit with a pale blue-green radiance. There, embedded in he pure, antediluvian glacier, Byrne sees something that will inextricably link him to the vast bed of ice, and the people who inhabit this strange corner of the world. In this moment, his life becomes a quest to uncover the mystery of the icefield that almost became his tomb.

    Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781897126530
    Publisher: NeWest Publishers, Limited
    Publication date: 01/01/1995
    Series: Nunatak First Fiction Series , #7
    Sold by: Barnes & Noble
    Format: NOOK Book
    Pages: 276
    Sales rank: 1,170,985
    File size: 3 MB

    About the Author

    Thomas Wharton was born in Grande Prairie, Alberta, an agriculture and oil city located near the BC border. His father, a utilities manager, was transferred to Jasper when Wharton was a teen. The years Wharton spent exploring the mountains and glaciers around Jasper have had a lasting impact on his literary output; references to the Rocky Mountains weave in and out of the books he has written, most notably Icefields (NeWest Press, 1995) and The Logogryph. A life-long love of maps, history, art, and poetry equally informs his work. His latest adult novel is Every Blade of Grass. He is also the author of a fantasy trilogy, The Perilous Realm for younger readers. The Shadow of Malabron, The Fathomless Fire, and The Tree Story are available from Doubleda Canada.

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