Kirsten Reed was born in 1973 in Seattle. She grew up in New Zealand, Germany and various parts of the US before moving to Australia as an adult. The Ice Age is her first novel.
‘One of the most beautiful and brutal and brilliant portrayals of teenage girlhood I have ever read’ Florence Welch, Florence +The Machine
She’s a young girl who’s smart and worldly-wise, and thinks she knows what she wants.
He’s an older man – old enough, in fact, to be her father.
But he’s not.
As the pair drive aimlessly across middle America, they form an unlikely alliance – but they both know it can’t last for ever.
‘Utterly compelling’ The Times
‘Fiercely unsentimental and intensely romantic’ Guardian
‘Both shocking and deeply felt’ Daily Mirror
‘Sympathetic, sassy and insightful’ Financial Times