Brother in Ice

Brother in Ice

Author: Alicia Kopf

Translator: Mara Faye Lethem

Original language: Catalan

Published by: And Other Stories, April 2018

This hybrid novel—part research notes, part fictionalised diary, and part travelogue—uses the stories of polar exploration to make sense of the protagonist’s own concerns as she comes of age as an artist, a daughter, and a sister to an autistic brother. Conceptual and emotionally compelling, it advances fearlessly into the frozen emotional lacunae of difficult family relationships. Deserved winner of multiple awards upon its Catalan and Spanish publication,   Brother in Ice   is a richly rewarding journey into the unknown.