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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Washington Square Pr
Publication date October 1, 1996
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780671002206
ISBN-10 0671002201
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock
Original list price $19.95
§As reported by publisher says people who bought this book also bought:
Indian Horse | As for Me and My House | The Colour | Me, who dove into the heart of the world | Child Wonder | Skylark
Summaries and Reviews
Follows the harrowing experiences of Dr. Edward Byrne, who, on an expedition in the Canadian Rockies in 1898, slips on the ice and falls into a crevasse, where he fights for his life and makes a startling discovery. Reprint. Tour. description: Product Description: Winner of:

  • The Banff Grand National Prize for Literature
  • The Writers Guild of Alberta Best First Book Award
  • The Commonwealth Best First Novel Prize (Caribbean and Canada Region)

  • At a quarter past three in the afternoon, on August 17, 1898, Doctor Edward Byrne slipped on the ice of Acturus glacier in the Canadian Rockies and slid into a crevasse . . .
    Nearly sixty feet below the surface, Byrne is wedged upside down between the narrowing walls of a chasm, fighting his desire to sleep. The ice in front of him is lit with a pale blue-green radiance. There, embedded in he pure, antediluvian glacier, Byrne sees something that will inextricably link him to the vast bed of ice, and the people who inhabit this strange corner of the world. In this moment, his life becomes a quest to uncover the mystery of the icefield that almost became his tomb.
    Within the deceptively simple framework of a tourist guidebook, Icefields takes a breathtaking, imaginative look at the human spirit, loss, myth, and elusive truths. Here is an impressive literary landscape, and an expedition unlike any you have ever experienced.

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    Reprint edition from Washington Square Pr (October 1, 1996)
    9780671002206 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $19.95
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    from Newest Pr (April 1, 1995)
    9780920897874 | details & prices | List price $14.95
    Cassette/Spoken Word
    With James MacDonald | Abridged edition from Goose Lane Editions (October 1, 1999)
    9780864922380 | details & prices | List price $16.95

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