Big Bang Symphony: A Novel of Antarctica

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Product Details

Price
$24.95
Publisher
University of Wisconsin Press
Publish Date
Pages
344
Dimensions
6.26 X 8.5 X 1.09 inches | 1.08 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780299235000
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About the Author

Lucy Jane Bledsoe has traveled to Antarctica three times and has stayed at all three American stations, as well as in field camps where scientists are studying penguins, climate change, and the Big Bang. She is the recipient of the 2009 Sherwood Anderson Prize for Fiction, the 2009 Arts & Letters Fiction Prize, a California Arts Council Fellowship, an American Library Association Stonewall Award, and two National Science Foundation Artists & Writers in Antarctica Fellowships. Her Antartic books include The Ice Cave: A Woman's Adventures from the Mojave to the Antartic, also published by the University of Wisconsin Press.

Reviews

"Lucy Jane Bledsoe knows that the people who go to Antarctica move to a heightened existence, as if to the roof of the universe, where they are stripped to their essences under a surreal sun. A beautiful novel about living in that extreme space, vivid and suspenseful."--Kim Stanley Robinson, award-winning author of Antarctica and the Science in the Capital trilogy
"Against the frozen blues and grays of McMurdo Station, three women trick themselves into thinking they can 'get what they need and then get out fast.' But ice holds onto things. Cold makes the wrong kind of warm all too easy. When three independent women come to 'the cold white polar beauty' with cautious longing, what they find isn't what they'd hoped for. Lucy Jane Bledsoe depicts place as a character in this charming, tightly orchestrated novel, filled with striking description and suspenseful plot twists."
--Carol Guess, author of Tinderbox Lawn