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The Big Snow By David Park

The Big Snow

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It is Northern Ireland, in 1963. In a house with windows flung defiantly wide, a wife dies before her husband can make his confession. And in the very heart of the city, the purity of snow is tainted by the murder of a young woman. This is the story of a time muffled and made claustrophobic by unprecedented snow falls.
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The Big Snow by David Park

Northern Ireland, 1963. In a house with windows flung defiantly wide, a wife dies before her husband can make his confession. Elsewhere, an old woman searches desperately for a wedding dress in her dream of love. And in the very heart of the city, the purity of snow is tainted by the murder of a young woman, leaving one man in race against time - to find the murderer before the snow melts. This is the story of a time muffled and made claustrophobic by unprecedented snow falls. Suddenly shaken free from the normal patterns of their lives by the extremity of the weather, people find their intimate desires thrown into sharp relief and David Park shows this flawed slice of humanity to be somehow glorious. 'Ingenious' SUNDAY TIMES 'A magnificent writer' BELFAST TELEGRAPH 'Park writes prose like a poet; and the invisible lines of national borders and tribal territory are etched into a text which rolls thorugh time and space.' THE TIMES 'Some of the more exhibitionist fictional voices currently clamouring for our attention seem mute in comparison' INDEPENDENT 'Considerable dexterity, freshness, and insight (A) well-crafted, closely observed tale.' WASHINGTON POST

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'Ingenious' Sunday Times; 'A magnificent writer' Belfast Telegraph; 'Park writes prose like a poet; and the invisible lines of national borders and tribal territory are etched into a text which rolls thorugh time and space. 'The Times; 'Some of the more exhibitionist fictional voices currently clamouring for our attention seem mute in comparison' Independent; 'Considerable dexterity, freshness, and insight... (A) well-crafted, closely observed tale.' Washington Post

About David Park


David Park has published three novels and one volume of short stories. He was the winner of the Authors' Club First Novel Award, the Bass Ireland Arts Award for Literature and a twice winner of the University of Ulster's McCrea Literary Award. He lives in County Down, Northern Ireland with his wife and two children.

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GOR001848061
The Big Snow by David Park
David Park
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2003-01-06
288
0747561419
9780747561415
N/A
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