Cold Skin

Author(s): Albert Sanchez Piñol; Cheryl Leah Morgan (Translator)

Adult Classics

Shortly after World War I, a troubled man accepts a solitary assignment as a "weather official" on a tiny, remote island on the edges of the Antarctic. When he arrives, the predecessor he is meant to replace is missing and a deeply disturbed stranger is barricaded in a heavily fortified lighthouse. At first adversaries, the two find that their tenuous partnership may be the only way they survive the unspeakably horrific reptilian creatures that ravage the island at night, attacking the lighthouse in their organized effort to find warm-blooded food. Armed with a battery of ammunition and explosives, the weather official and his new ally must confront their increasingly murderous mentality, and, when the possibility of a kind of truce presents itself, decide what kind of island they will inhabit. Equal parts Stephen King, a phantasmagorical Robinson Crusoe, and Lord of the Flies, Cold Skin is literary horror that deals with the basist forms of human behavior imaginable, while exploring why we so vehemently fear the Other.

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Albert Sanchez Pinol was born in Barcelona in 1965. He is an anthropologist, non-fiction writer and novelist writing in Catalan and Castilian Spanish. His first novel, Cold Skin, has been translated into thirty-seven languages, won the Ojo Critico Narrativa prize on its original publication in Catalan in 2003 and is being adapted for film. He is also the author of Pandora in the Congo, among other books.

General Fields

  • : 9781782117179
  • : Canongate Books
  • : Canongate Books
  • : October 2016
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Main
  • : Main
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 240
  • : 240
  • : Albert Sanchez Piñol; Cheryl Leah Morgan (Translator)
  • : Albert Sanchez Piñol; Cheryl Leah Morgan (Translator)
  • : 863.7
  • : 863.7
  • : English
  • : English