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Head of Zeus
The Ice Saints
The Ice Saints by Frank Tuohy, introduction by Neal Ascherson

The drawing-room was entirely English. The Office of Works had provided deep armchairs, a sofa you could have slept on, though of course nobody had ever done so, and a low glass-topped table.

A young English woman arrives in the Polish People's Republic to visit her older sister, who married a Polish soldier after the war, disappearing into a life behind the Iron Curtain. This award-winning novel of the harsh cruelties and deprivations of life in Communist Poland is told with truth, wit and understanding.

Head of Zeus, an Apollo Library book * Fiction
04 May 2017 * 256pp * £7.99 * 9781784978228
'A masterly novel, at once ferociously funny and compassionately sad in its depiction of the subterfuges and small betrayals by which people struggle to survive in a Communist state'

Frank Tuohy

Frank Tuohy
John Francis Tuohy (1925-1999) was a novelist and short story writer. After studying Moral Sciences and English at Cambridge, he worked for the British Council in a number of academic posts abroad, including Krakow, Poland. The Ice Saints, his third novel, won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and James Tait Black Prize.
Neal Ascherson
Neal Ascherson
Neal Ascherson is a journalist and writer. He reported from Asia, Africa and Central Europe for the Observer. He contributes regularly to the New York Review and the LRB. His books include Black Sea, Games with Shadows and The Polish August.
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