Shiver

by Nikki Gemmell

On Sale: 03/30/2022

About the Book

The heartbreaking and beautiful original debut novel from the now-acclaimed Australian writer, Nikki Gemmell.


I can catalogue Antarctica by touch. The touch of air sucked dry on my cheek, the fur of a day-old seal pup, the touch of an iceberg, a blizzard, a lover, the touch of sweat at minus twenty-three, of a camera stuck to the skin on my face, of cold like glass cutting into my skin, of a snowflake, of a dead man, of a doctor's fingers on my inner thigh, of a tongue on my eye.

Shiver tells the story of Fin, a young woman who gets the chance of a lifetime to go to Antarctica. Surrounded by the cruel beauty of the last great wilderness on earth, she finds herself transfixed by the power of the land. Travelling and living with a close-knit and idiosyncratic team, Fin learns the rules and taboos of community life in Antarctica, and then promptly breaks the strictest taboo of all - she falls in love. The consequences are shattering.

Lyrical, haunting and sometimes painfully moving, Shiver is a first novel of great power and beauty.

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781460714782
  • ISBN 10: 1460714784
  • Imprint: 4th Estate
  • On Sale: 03/30/2022
  • Pages: 288
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Literary
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Romance / General
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / Biographical
  • BISAC5 : FICTION / General

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