ICE, by Anna Kavan (translation by Camila Von Holdefer; Phosphorus; 208 pages; 69.90 reais and 49.90 reais in e-book) – ./.
ICE, by Anna Kavan (translation by Camila Von Holdefer; Fósforo; 208 pages; 69.90 reais and 49.90 reais in e-book) – ./.
Originally published in 1967, Ice tells of an environmental apocalypse terribly close to the worst predictions about global warming. In the novel, three unnamed protagonists live a love triangle marked by violence, while trying to save themselves from an avalanche of ice. Scenes of sexual abuse denounce male predatory behavior: defenseless, both the environment and “the girl” of the plot await the end. The drama mirrors the turbulent life of Anna Kavan — the pseudonym of Englishwoman Helen Woods, who struggled with drugs and mental health.