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Dark Matter
Author: Michelle Paver

ISBN: 9781409121183
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1 September 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 12.9 x 2.3
Description:
Acclaimed children's author Michelle Paver has written a terrifying adult novel set in the haunting wilderness of the far north.

January 1937. Twenty-eight year old Jack is poor, lonely and desperate to change his life. So when he's offered the chance to be the wireless operator on an Arctic expedition, he jumps at it.

Spirits are high as the ship leaves Norway: five men and eight huskies, crossing the Barents Sea by the light of the midnight sun. At last they reach the remote, uninhabited bay where they will camp for the next year. Gruhuken.

But the Arctic summer is brief. As night returns to claim the land, Jack feels a creeping unease. One by one, his companions are forced to leave. Soon he will see the last of the sun, as the polar night engulfs the camp in months of darkness. Soon he will reach the point of no return - when the sea will freeze, making escape impossible. But Gruhuken is not uninhabited. Jack is not alone. Something walks there in the dark.

About the Author

After gaining a degree in biochemistry from Oxford University, Michelle ...

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