"The rediscovered classic memoir – the mesmerizingly beautiful account of one woman’s year spent living in a remote hut in the Arctic
In 1934, the painter Christiane Ritter leaves her comfortable home for a year with her husband on the Arctic island of Spitsbergen. On arrival she is shocked to realise that they are to live in a tiny ramshackle hut on the shores of a lonely fjord, hundreds of miles from the nearest settlement.
At first, Christiane is horrified by the freezing cold, the bleak landscape and the lack of supplies… But after encounters with bears and seals, long treks over the ice and months of perpetual night, she finds herself falling in love with the Arctic’s harsh, otherworldly beauty.
This luminous classic memoir tells of her inspiring journey to freedom and fulfilment in the adventure of a lifetime."