Sillitoe, Alan Snowstop

ISBN 13: 9780006547174

Snowstop

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12 people - nine men, three women - head towards the warm lights on the horizon and the comfort of the remote White Cavalier Hotel. For mine host, Fred, it could be Christmas: but each of his guests carries the unknown baggage of secret lives, and some of that baggage is dangerous.

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As snow falls over the peaks and lowlands, the familiar becomes unfamiliar, the cosy frightening. Twelve people, nine men and three women, head towards the warm lights on the horizon and the comfort of the remote White Cavalier Hotel. For mine host, Fred, it could be Christmas: but each of his motley guests carries the unknown – and sometimes dangerous – baggage of secret lives.

The illicit lovers, the father and son bound by hate and affection, the prisoner of marriage and the wild ageing bikers are trapped in a haven which, with one of them a terrorist, turns into a hell of violence and death.

'Alan Sillitoe, the long-distance runner of English novelists, shows no signs of flagging in this, his twenty-fifth volume of fiction. This is Alan Sillitoe on the top of his form, writing not merely an adventure story, but a profound novel concerning tortured human lives'
EVENING STANDARD

'The ticking bomb provides a natural impetus for the narrative, while the apocalyptic scenario enables Sillitoe to explore what happens to human beings in circumstances of extremity'
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

'Mr Sillitoe's narrative style is brisk and to the point, and the novel builds quickly to an explosive finale'
IRISH PRESS

'Alan Sillitoe has never been bleaker than in his new novel 'Snowstop''
TODAY

''Snowstop' is solidly confident and professionally executed'
THE TIMES

About the Author:

Alan Sillitoe was born in 1928 and left school at 14 to work in various factories. He began writing after four years in the RAF, and lived for six years in France and Spain. His first stories were printed in the ‘Nottingham Weekly Guardian’. In 1958 ‘Saturday Night and Sunday Morning’ was published and ‘The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner’, which won the Hawthornden prize for Literature, came out the following year. Both these books were made into films.

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