‘A rich and complex story of friendship and love’ GUARDIAN

‘It’s a giant thought experiment that’s also a cracking good read about gender’ Neil Gaiman


‘Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new’

Two people, until recently strangers, find themselves on a long, tortuous and dangerous journey across the ice. One is an outcast, forced to leave his beloved homeland; the other is fleeing from a different kind of persecution. What they have in common is curiosity, about others and themselves, and an almost unshakeable belief that the world can be a better place.

As they journey for over 800 miles, across the harshest, most inhospitable landscape, they discover the true meaning of friendship, and of love.

Reviews

It's a giant thought experiment that's also a cracking good read about gender
Neil Gaiman
Ursula Le Guin is a chemist of the heart
David Mitchell
A rich and complex story of friendship and love
Guardian
Ursula Le Guin was able to reimagine many concepts we take to be natural, shared, and unalterable - gender, utopia, creation, war, family, the city, the country - and reveal the all-too-human constructions at their center ... Literature will miss her. There's no one like her
Zadie Smith