Afterlands: A Novel by Steven Heighton

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Afterlands: A Novel

'“A big, ambitious literary adventure tale full of blood, gristle, and soul . . . Afterlands conveys in stark yet beautiful prose the awful reality of what happens both on the ice and in [the soul].” —The Guardian   “A sophisticated, densely layered fictional exploration of survival, love, betrayal, and the personal cost of history . . . A novel of big ideas and beautiful language . . . A magnificent novel about the wreckage of history—both the history that happens to us and the versions of it we create.” —The New York Times Book Review   “Compelling, vividly imagined, and written in rich and precise prose . . . But the real force of the book comes from the currents of history—of young nations rising and ancient civilizations ebbing—that run just below the surface.” —Financial Times (UK)   “Unforgettable . . . a big, wide, deep book . . . an intensely felt fiction.” —The Globe and Mail   “A masterpiece, packed to the rafters with sumptuous language, sweeping vistas, contained fury, sorrow, and unrequited love.” —Daily Express (UK)   “A terrific read . . . Heighton excels in telling a tale of hardship, madness, love, loyalty, and sacrifice.” —Irish Examiner   “A wonderful, whiteout epic.” —Gentleman’s Quarterly (UK)   “A rich tale . . . a story of grand human passions . . . a subtle portrait of qualified heroism and ambiguous villainy.” —Sunday Times (South Africa)   “Superb . . . There’s nail-biting adventure, unforgettable character studies, lessons about the resurgence of nationalism in today’s post-9/11 world.” —Ottawa Citizen   “A shattering read.” —Men’s Journal   “[A] dramatic, visually stunning tour-de-force.” —Kirkus Reviews   Selected as a Best Book of the Year by the Globe and Mail, National Post, Vancouver Sun, Ottawa Citizen, and others'
'“A big, ambitious literary adventure tale full of blood, gristle, and soul . . . Afterlands conveys in stark yet beautiful prose the awful reality of what happens both on the ice and in [the soul].” —The Guardian   “A sophisticated, densely layered fictional exploration of survival, love, betrayal, and the personal cost of history . . . A novel of big ideas and beautiful language . . . A magnificent novel about the wreckage of history—both the history that happens to us and the versions of it we create.” —The New York Times Book Review   “Compelling, vividly imagined, and written in rich and precise prose . . . But the real force of the book comes from the currents of history—of young nations rising and ancient civilizations ebbing—that run just below the surface.” —Financial Times (UK)   “Unforgettable . . . a big, wide, deep book . . . an intensely felt fiction.” —The Globe and Mail   “A masterpiece, packed to the rafters with sumptuous language, sweeping vistas, contained fury, sorrow, and unrequited love.” —Daily Express (UK)   “A terrific read . . . Heighton excels in telling a tale of hardship, madness, love, loyalty, and sacrifice.” —Irish Examiner   “A wonderful, whiteout epic.” —Gentleman’s Quarterly (UK)   “A rich tale . . . a story of grand human passions . . . a subtle portrait of qualified heroism and ambiguous villainy.” —Sunday Times (South Africa)   “Superb . . . There’s nail-biting adventure, unforgettable character studies, lessons about the resurgence of nationalism in today’s post-9/11 world.” —Ottawa Citizen   “A shattering read.” —Men’s Journal   “[A] dramatic, visually stunning tour-de-force.” —Kirkus Reviews   Selected as a Best Book of the Year by the Globe and Mail, National Post, Vancouver Sun, Ottawa Citizen, and others'
Publisher: Mariner Books ISBN: 9780547527086 Pages: 416