Icefields by Thomas WhartonIcefields by Thomas Wharton


byThomas Wharton

Paperback | May 16, 1995

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Icefields is a story of adventure and discovery that unfolds amidst the stunning beauty of the Canadian Rockies&#46 Presented within the frame of a tourist guidebook&#44 this novel records life in the mountains&#44 as time and the coming of the railroad slowly transform the settlement of Jasper from a place of myth and legend to a modern tourist town&#46 Exhaustively researched&#44 this novel blends geology and poetry&#44 fact and fiction&#44 history and imagination&#46

Thomas Wharton is a writer, a scholar and an explorer. Born in the city of Grand Prairie in northern Alberta, Wharton has moved through a string of Alberta cities and towns, including Edmonton, Peace River and Calgary. Still, it was living in Jasper that made the strongest impact on his life. It was in Jasper th...
Title:IcefieldsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.75 × 4.75 × 0.6 inPublished:May 16, 1995Publisher:Newest PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0920897878

ISBN - 13:9780920897874

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Visceral Wharton is a gifted writer who crafts visceral passages; you can feel the cold in your bones in this work.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from "Slow As A Glacier" While I did find the author to be more than capable of writing exquisite metaphors, I found myself feeling kind of bogged down trying to get through the story. The beginning was enough to get me interested, but if it hadn't been as short as it was, I can't say for sure if I would have finished it. I say give it a try, because Wharton really does have a gift for writing, but overall I can only say it was "okay".
Date published: 2008-03-21

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Leaving England for Canada in 1898, Doctor Edward Byrne has no idea that the glacier he has set out to study will come to absorb his every thought. When he arrives in Jasper, he finds himself attracted to then mysterious presence of the big white chunk. His religious appreciation of its movement keeps him in town much longer than anticipated, living out a symbiotic relationship with a block of ice. Thomas Wharton's debut novel, Icefields is an engaging tome on the state of nature as a living object and the subsequent relationship that can be felt. Articulately observed and subtly narrative, it seeps as pleasantly as it pleases.