In the white city a dystopian fantasy that also at times comes across as social protest fiction and family tragedy roma tearne imagines a time in the not so distant future when the world has endured a winter that has lasted for 27 years the novel opens in london as the first thaw in decades has begun. The white city roma tearne on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers a permanently frozen london is the setting for this harrowing yet lyrical tale of survival in a dystopian near future through endless years of glacial winter. Roma tearne roma tearne is a sri lankan born oxford based artist film maker and writer her debut novel mosquito was shortlisted for the 2007 costa first novel award the swimmer was longlisted for the orange prize in 2011 and asian man booker in 2012. The white city by roma tearne review london in the grip of endless winter this dreamlike dystopian novel explores what it means to be a migrant natalie haynes. Jane aitken publisher at gallic books has acquired world english rights to roma tearnes new novel the white city roma previously published at harper collins and little brown is the costa shortlisted author of mosquito and was asian man booker long listed for her 2009 novel brixton beach
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