In the white city a dystopian fantasy that also at times comes across as social protest fiction and family tragedy roma tearne imagines a time in the not so distant future when the world has endured a winter that has lasted for 27 years the novel opens in london as the first thaw in decades has begun. The white city roma tearne on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers a permanently frozen london is the setting for this harrowing yet lyrical tale of survival in a dystopian near future through endless years of glacial winter. Roma tearne roma tearne is a sri lankan born oxford based artist film maker and writer her debut novel mosquito was shortlisted for the 2007 costa first novel award the swimmer was longlisted for the orange prize in 2011 and asian man booker in 2012. The white city by roma tearne review london in the grip of endless winter this dreamlike dystopian novel explores what it means to be a migrant natalie haynes. Roma tearne is a sri lankan born artist living and working in britain she arrived with her parents in this country at the age of ten she trained as a painter completing her ma at the ruskin school of drawing and fine art oxford for nearly twenty years her work as a painter installation artist and filmmaker has dealt with the traces of history and memory within public and private spacesin
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