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No Night is Too Long

No Night is Too Long

The seventh Barbara Vine novel published by Viking in

My son had been reading a book about shipwrecked mariners, people left on desert islands. Some were put ashore as punishment. I thought, I will write a novel about someone who maroons somebody else, and his terrible remorse at doing such a thing. I went to Alaska to do it …

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Set in Alaska and Suffolk, this story involves a brother and sister—Ivo and Isabel—each of whom has a sexual relationship with Tim.

When Ivo is left for dead on an Arctic island, the way seems clear for Tim and Isabel. But nothing plays itself out in the way one might expect.


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