"In her first novel Nikki Gemmell delves into the emotional depth of love and loss set in the wilderness of Antarctica. Faced with the opportunity of a lifetime, Fin learns the rules and taboos of community life in Antarctica. Amid the land of mythical tragedies, of long journeys into darkness and death, of soles falling from feet and being strapped back on, of teeth freezing and splitting, fingers dying, toenails coming away - Fin breaks the strictest taboo of all - she falls in love. Fin gets caught in a chain of events that lead to a shattering conclusion."
"Nikki Gemmell has written two previous novels, SHIVER and CLEAVE. Both were bestsellers in Australia and France, and have been optioned for films. Her work has received international critical acclaim and been translated into many languages. She was born in Wollongong and now lives in London with her husband, Andrew, and son, Lachlan."