The Ice Forest

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ISBN 978-0-910395-59-5
Publication Date
September 1990
Page Count
96 pages
Trim Size
5 1/2 x 8 1/2

The Ice Forest

Six Stories
Michael McGuire

The recurring theme in the six thoughtful stories collected here is of persons whose difficulties--difficulties in their relationships, difficulties of finding or not finding one another, of remaining together or separating-point to a trouble that is deeper, and to questions that are metaphysical. Incomplete, they are persons in quest of wholeness. Each story seems to convey its characters into a kind of inward wasteland out of which some to a greater extent, some to a lesser extent, succeed in finding their way. The stories are as much about the integration of the individual as they are about the possibility of people getting together in any abiding way.
About the Author

Born in Chicago, Michael McGuire spent many years abroad, living economically in Ireland, then teaching in London, Holland, Germany, Italy, and Saudi Arabia. He had already been writing plays—and had had major productions—before he took up fiction.
"McGuire's writing is hauntingly thoughtful, inexorably true. With spare words and stark settings, the author has painted six deeply unsettling tales that address our most profound concerns." --Publishers Weekly