Stories of Fire and Ice

Book - 1998
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In the same delectable format as The Matisse Stories , this collection deals with betrayal and loyalty, quests and longings, loneliness and passion - the mysterious absences at the heart of the fullest lives.

A scholar pursues an elusive biographer, stumbling upon buried fragments of distant lives; a woman walks out of her previous existence and encounters an ice-blond stranger from a secretive world; a schoolgirl draws a blood-filled picture of jael; a swimming pool reveals a beauteous monster in its depths. The settings range from the heart of Provence in summer to the cold forests of Scandinavia, form chalk-strewn classrooms to herbscented hillsides, from suburban streets to rocky wilds.

Publisher: London, U.K. : Chatto & Windus 1998
ISBN: 9780099273769
Branch Call Number: FIC BYA
Characteristics: 232 p


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WVMLStaffPicks Nov 13, 2014

Bewitching stories to set your heart afire. Different themes, but all shimmer and are full of light. Cold was my favourite.

JewelMcLatchy Oct 13, 2011

I enjoyed Cold, but the rest weren't my type of short story.

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