Kirsten Reed’s stunning debut novel, the quirky yet harrowing road trip The Ice Age, has taken flight and just been published in the UK.
With echoes of Kerouac and Nabokov, The Ice Age captures the translucent moment at the end of childhood in all its awkwardness, sincerity and heedless vulnerability.
It has received high praise here and been a regional finalist in the Commonwealth Writers Prize and shortlisted in the NSW Premier’s Awards. Now it is taking UK readers along for the ride. Here is what they’re saying:
‘A completely hypnotic road trip…You should buy this book immediately.’ Stuart Hammond, Dazed & Confused
‘I was totaly entranced by this amazing debut novel.’ Florence Welch from indie UK band FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE
‘Utterly compelling first novel.’ The Times
‘Reed proves she’s a talent to keep an eye on.’ Ben Williams, Time Out
‘A gripping, gritty, occasionally uncomfortable and yet strangely romantic read.’ The List
If you haven’t had a chance to be hypnotised, entranced or compelled then grab a copy now. You won’t be disappointed.