I grew to love Slovo's powerful narrator, the redoubtable cleaning lady Irina Davydovna . . . Slovo has produced a novel which is demanding, brave and bold . . . Many writers have used the brutal effects of the Seige of Leningrad to explore courage, betrayal and survival, but Slovo adds something important.'- Charlie Lee-Potter, Observer ('This is a novel that explores the motivation and consequences of political events on ordinary lives . . . Ice Road brilliantly depicts, from the emotional inside, the most politically disastrous assassination in Russian history, the murder of Kirov . . .
#NAME? ('This is a beautifully composed, expertly structured and wonderfully evocative masterpiece - Gillian Slovo's greatest achievement to date'
Daily Mail ('Slovo describes the death of an ideal with a passion that makes her book moving and memorable'
Sunday Telegraph ('Rings absolutely true. a moving and perceptive epic of utopia in darkness'
Shortlisted for The Orange Prize and highly praised on hardback publication. Set in Lenigrad of the 1930s, ICE ROAD is a compelling and passionate story about ordinary people - Boris, Natasha, Irina - caught up in history