By Albert Sanchez Pinol, Cheryl Leah Morgan

Author note: Cheryl Leah Morgan (Translator)

On the sting of the Antarctic Circle, within the years after global battle One, a steamship ways a desolate island, faraway from all delivery lanes. On board is a tender guy on his method to suppose the publish of climate observer, to stay in solitude for a yr on the finish of the earth. yet on shore he reveals no hint of the guy whom he has been despatched to switch, in its place only a deranged castaway who has witnessed a horror he refuses to call.

The leisure is woods, a abandoned cabin, rocks, silence, and the encompassing sea. Then evening starts off to fall.

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