The White City by Roma TearneThe White City by Roma Tearne

The White City

byRoma Tearne

Paperback | October 20, 2017

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A permanently frozen London is the setting for this harrowing yet lyrical tale of survival in a dystopian near-future. Through endless years of glacial winter, artist Hera has known loss. Her one comfort has been her relationship with Raphael. As the thaw begins, can she track down her elusive lover?
Roma Tearne: Roma Tearne is a Sri Lankan-born, Oxford-based artist, film-maker and writer. Her debut novel, Mosquito, was shortlisted for the 2007 Costa First Novel Award. The Swimmer was longlisted for the Orange Prize in 2011 and Asian Man Booker in 2012.
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Title:The White CityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 20, 2017Publisher:Gallic BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1910709336

ISBN - 13:9781910709337

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Praise forMosquito:'With vividly rendered tropical seascapes and jungles, and populated by philosophical servants and petulant power-mongers, this novel offers a moving May-December love story set against a conflict in which the warring parties ultimately become Violence and Art. Wholly satisfying.'Kirkus (starred review)'In her moody, painterly depiction of the encounter turned love affair between a Sri Lankan novelist and his neighbor's daughter, Tearne links her love story to national politics with a vengeance.' NPR'Beautifully crafted debut ... Tearne captures the desperation, fear and hope of love during wartime, showing multiple sides of the human capacity for survival.'Publishers Weekly'Tearne's painterly approach to narrative renders visible the memory of love, the sensations of hope, and the heart-wrenching brutality of a war-torn nation.'BooklistPraise forBone China:'Tearne describes the beauty and devastation of Sri Lanka with passion and insight'Publishers Weekly'Tearne ... gives the Tamil diaspora a recognizable face in this plainly told yet engaging tale.' ALISON McCULLOCHNew York Times'Tearne deftly reveals the corrosive effects of civil strife on private lives and the redemptiveness of art.'The GuardianPraise forThe Last Pier:'The Last Pier is an atmospheric page-turner and Tearne keeps the reader guessing to the end'The Independent