The Big Snow by David Park

The Big Snow

David Park

A collection of short stories set in Ireland and connected by a heavy fall of snow - the final story carries elements occurring in earlier stories and rounds the book off. It conveys an isolated 'cut-off' feel of being suspended in time by the weather. So beautifully written that I read the first story out loud to savour the language used by the author.

Extract

Then, touching her face for the first time, he raises her up on the pillow so that her face is level with the window and she can see the snow, and he talks to her in a low whisper and his voice and the voice he remembers sound to him like the soft ebb and shuffle of the sea.

Parallels
  • Winter Solstice by Rosamund Pilcher
  • Whiteout by Ken Follett