Author(s): Albert Sanchez Pinol
On the edge of the Antarctic Circle, in the years after World War One, a steamship approaches a desolate island, far from all shipping lanes. On board is a young man on his way to assume the post of weather observer, to live in solitude for a year at the end of the earth. But when he lands on shore he finds no trace of the man whom he has been sent to replace, just a deranged castaway who has witnessed a horror he refuses to name. His entire world for the next year is a deserted cabin, woods, rocks, silence, and the surrounding sea. Then night begins to fall . . . Cold Skin is a fabulous dark gem of a book. In equal parts thriller, science fiction and historical fiction, it s a B-movie cum literary masterpiece that will haunt you beyond the final pages.