Trapped in a crevasse on the Arcturus Glacier whilst on an expedition, Edward Byrne notices a mysterious winged figure embedded in the ice wall. The vision shakes his sanity, and after his recovery he returns to a lonely vigil which brings him closer to a defining history of the region.
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Thomas WhartonThomas Wharton was born in Grande Prairie, Alberta, a northern Canada oil and gas boomtown. He spent much of his youth moving from town to town, and settled for a few years in Jasper, Alberta. The small town so influenced Wharton that he set his debut novel, Icefields, there.
After a variety of jobs -- including hiking guide, bookstore clerk, lab technician, and technical illustrator -- he set his sights on writing. Receiving his M.A. in English from the University of Alberta in 1993, Wharton turned his thesis into his first novel, Icefields. NeWest Press published his debut in 1995 in his native Canada, where it received critical acclaim, and hit local bestseller lists. Washington Square Press, a division of Pocket Books, published the U.S. edition of Icefields on September 9, 1996.
Wharton is currently working on his Ph.D. in English at University of Calgary. He lives with his wife and two small children.
(Click here to read an interview with the author.)About the Author:
Thomas Wharton, a scholar and an explorer, grew up in the Canadian Rockies town of Jasper, which is central to his novel. Now a freelance writer and artist, he lives with his wife and daughter in Calgary, Alberta.
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Book Description Vintage, London, 1997. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 023836