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The Ice Room

The Ice Room is a novel bristling with passion and repression in equal measure. In the mid 1980s against a backdrop of impenetrable ice and snow, the novel evokes the menace in the loves of three people.
A man of considerable wealth and self-discipline finds himself in love with his best friend’s new wife, a brilliant but manipulative woman. On the slopes of the French ski resort Chapagny En Avoriaz their affair has devastating consequences.
Interweaving their evocative personal tales, the reader is seduced into a haunting realm, inhabited by the intriguing emotional and sexual lives of two men and the woman they both desire.

      • Publisher : Footsteps Press (1 Oct. 2010)
      • Language : English
      • Paperback : 320 pages
      • ISBN-13 : 978-908867131  
      • Dimensions : 216 x 140 x 17 mm
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Addictive, seductive, frightening - The Ice Room will stay with you long after you close the novel. From the haunting cover, to the final whispered words, Ovenden takes the reader on a journey you're never likely to forget. This is a tale of the many forms of sexual obsession, and as such it both disturbs and fascinates. The characters are skillfully drawn, so that, though committing horrendous acts, one can never absolutely set them as good or bad. The Ice Room itself is a thrilling and engaging story of friendship and particularly male relationships. Constantly negotiating the shades of grey in human psychology, Ovenden lays before the reader a winding tale that will have you glued to the page. This is one of those joyous novels that can be read more than once - read it first for the excitement, the drama, the scare factor, then re-read it to see the complex subtlety of the character development and the psychological drama. And best of all, being modern magical realism, the novel bursts with luxurious, potent imagery and sensual description that means you'll never get bored.