Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Ten top Arctic novels

Ian McGuire's new novel is The North Water. One of the author's top ten Arctic novels, as shared at the Guardian:
The Voyage of the Narwhal by Andrea Barrett

Barrett’s novel takes John Franklin’s famous lost expedition as its starting point. The Narwhal leaves Philadelphia in 1855 in search of evidence of the fate of Franklin and his crew, but soon runs into difficulties of its own. The story shuttles intriguingly between the struggles of the men in Baffin Bay and those of the women left at home, and raises interesting questions about the ethics and psychology of Arctic exploration.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue