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From the author of Not Untrue and Not Unkind, longlisted

for the Man Book Prize comes

Minds of Winter
By: Ed OLoughlin
March 7th, 2017
Praise for Ed OLoughlin:
A compelling and hugely ambitious novel.
-Irish Mail on Sunday, on Minds of Winter
Intensely evocative language.
-The New York Times
A graceful writer.
-The Guardian
Eloquent and thoughtful
-Times Literary Supplement

In a journey shrouded in mystery and intrigue, Sir John Franklin's 1845 campaign in search of

the Northwest Passage ended in tragedy. All 129 men were lost to the ice, and nothing from
the expedition was retrieved, including two rare and valuable Greenwich chronometers. When
one of the chronometers appears a century and a half later in London, in pristine condition
and crudely disguised as a Victorian carriage clock, new questions arise about what really
happened on that expedition-and the fates of the men involved.
When Nelson Nilsson, an aimless drifter from Alberta, finds himself in Canada's Northern
Territories in search of his brother, he meets Fay Morgan by chance. Fay has just arrived from
London, hoping to find answers to her burning questions about her past. When they discover
that their questions about their pasts and present are inextricably linked, the two will become
unlikely partners as they unravel a mystery that traverses continents and centuries.
In a narrative that crosses time and space, O'Loughlin delves deep into the history of
Franklin's expedition through the eyes of the explorers themselves, addressing questions that
have intrigued historians and readers for centuries. What motivated these men to strike out on
dangerous campaigns in search of the unknown? What was at stake for them, and for those
they left behind? And when things went wrong-things that couldn't be shared-what would they
do to protect themselves and their discoveries?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ed O'Loughlin was born in Toronto and raised in Ireland. He reported
from Africa for the Irish Times and other papers, and was Middle East correspondent for the
Sydney Morning Herald and The Age of Melbourne. His first novel, Not Untrue and Not
Unkind, was long listed for the 2009 Man Booker Prize. His second novel, Toploader, was
published in 2011.
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Title: Minds of Winter
Author: Ed OLoughlin
Publisher: Quercus
Format: Hardcover, eBook

Pub Date: March 7th, 2017
Price: US/CAN $26.99/ $32.49
ISBN: 9781681442457
Praise for Ed OLoughlins Not Untrue and Not Unkind:
A simply brilliant debut by an author of great poise and power.
-Tim Butcher, award-winning journalist and author of The Trigger
The most exciting first novel I have read in many years.
-Anne Enright, Booker Award-winning author of The Gathering