The Solitude of Thomas Cave

Author(s): Georgina Harding

Adult Fiction

It is August, 1616. The whaling ship Heartsease has ventured high into the Arctic, but the crew must return home before the ice closes in. All, that is, save Thomas Cave. He makes a wager that he will remain there alone until the next season, though no man has yet been known to have survived a winter this far north. So he is left with provisions, shelter, and a journal - should he not live to tell the tale. As the light recedes, so begins Cave's lonely contest with the realities and the phantasms of the Arctic winter. He is vulnerable to blizzards, avalanches, bears - and his own demons: his fear, his apathy, his superstition and his memory. For in this wilderness that is without human history his own past returns to him: the woman he had loved, the grief that drove him north. Beautiful, strange and haunting, "The Solitude of Thomas Cave" is an unforgettable first novel.An elegiac and lyrical debut. First published 2007.


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Robinsoe Crusoe meets Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow meets Life of Pi: a compelling story of one man's lone survival against the ravages of nature An elegaic and lyrical debut, this will get huge review coverage - and be a major prize contender A Bloomsbury lead title

Georgina Harding is the author of two works of non-fiction: Tranquebar: A Season in South India and In Another Europe. This is her first novel. She lives in London and Colchester, Essex.

General Fields

  • : 9780747590408
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : 0.308
  • : January 2007
  • : 210mm X 140mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Georgina Harding
  • : Paperback
  • : Airport and Export ed
  • : English
  • : 823.92
  • : very good
  • : 256
  • : Modern fiction