With his world circumscribed by screaming blizzards and marauding polar bears and his only companion a kitten named Halifax, Simon withstands months of crushing loneliness, sudden blindness, and private demons. Trapped in a boat buried beneath the drifting snow, he struggles through the perpetual darkness toward a spiritual awakening and an understanding of the forces that conspired to bring him there. He emerges five months later a transformed man.
Simon’s powerful, triumphant story combines the suspense of Into Thin Air with a crystalline, lyrical prose to explore the hypnotic draw of one of earth’s deepest and most dangerous wildernesses.
- Paperback: 328 pages
- Publisher: Broadway Books; Reprint edition (September 14, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 076790446X
- ISBN-13: 978-0767904469
- Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.9 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (114 customer reviews)