Cold Skin

( Catalan - La Pell Freda - 2002 )

novel by Albert Sanchez Pinol

translated by Cheryl Leah Morgan

Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - hardback - 2005
ISBN: 0374182396 / 9780374182397

Canongate - trade paperback - 2006
ISBN: 1841956880 / 9781841956886

Canongate U.S. - trade paperback - 2007
ISBN: 1841958832 / 9781841958835

Penguin Canada - paperback - 2009
ISBN: 0143170317 / 9780143170310


On the edge of the Antarctic Circle, in the years after World War One, a steam ship approaches a desolate island far from all shipping lanes. On board is a young man, on his way to assume the lonely post of weather observer, to live in solitude for a year at the end of the world. — But on shore he finds no trace of the man whom he has been sent to replace, just a deranged castaway who has witnessed a horror he refuses to name. The rest is woods, a deserted cabin, rocks, silence, and the surrounding sea. And then night begins to fall . . .


Ojo Critico de Narrativa Prize 2003