HomeGroupsTalkMoreZeitgeist
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Loading...

The Ice Carriers (2002)

by Anna Enquist

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
389348,595 (3.25)6
"What happens to parents when a teenager runs away from home? The Ice Carriers revolves around the charged relationships between husband and wife, parent and child. Nico and Louise both have successful careers: Nico is a director of a psychiatric hospital,"
None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 6 mentions

Dutch (2)  English (1)  All languages (3)
A couple has lost their daughter, and they are beginning to lose one another, and this novel by Anna Enquist is the story of their seemingly, terribly normal lives and concerns becoming... something else.

Brilliantly written, and with a lyricism that makes one feel as if they're reading a narration of lives being lived rather than written, this is one of those books that is difficult to put aside. Short as it is, there's power in every page and every moment, and the calmness flowing through the language makes the actions and the emotions behind the characters all the more terrible, and all the more real.

For readers of literary fiction, or who read that first sentence of this review and are curious, I have to say: pick this up. I'm so glad to have discovered Enquist's writing, and this book won't be something I'll easily forget.

So, yes, I recommend it. ( )
  whitewavedarling | Dec 3, 2016 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
Information from the Dutch Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Ik draag dit boek op aan mijn dochter

Margit

die mij met haar literaire kennis en haar grote gevoelsbegaafdheid hielp het te voltooien.
First words
Information from the Dutch Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Zandgrond had ze altijd gehaat hoewel veel mensen er hoog van op gaven.
Quotations
Last words
Information from the Dutch Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Dit is de uitgebreide editie uit 2003 van het oorspronkelijke boekenweekgeschenk uit 2002 en telt ongeveer 40 extra pagina's. Svp niet combineren met het boekenweekgeschenk.

This is the expanded 2003 edition (some 40 pages were added). Please do not combine with the original Boekenweek-edition from 2002.
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Original language
Information from the Dutch Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

"What happens to parents when a teenager runs away from home? The Ice Carriers revolves around the charged relationships between husband and wife, parent and child. Nico and Louise both have successful careers: Nico is a director of a psychiatric hospital,"

No library descriptions found.

Book description
Haiku summary

Quick Links

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.25)
0.5
1 1
1.5 1
2 6
2.5 2
3 20
3.5 6
4 10
4.5
5 5

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 155,864,050 books! | Top bar: Always visible