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Under a Pole Star
(UK: Quercus Books, @QuercusBooks, 2017; USA: Quercus, @QuercusUSA, 2018)
Flora Mackie first crossed the Arctic Circle at the age of twelve. Years later, in 1892, determination and chance lead her back to northern Greenland as a scientist at the head of a British expedition, defying the expectations of those who believe a woman has no place in that harsh world.
Geologist Jakob de Beyn was raised in Manhattan. Yearning for wider horizons, he joins a rival expedition. Jakob and Flora’s paths cross. It is a fateful meeting, where passion and ambition collide and an irresistible attraction is born.
The violent extremes of the north obsess them both: perpetual night and endless day; frozen seas and coastal meadows, and the strange, maddening pull it exerts on the people trying to make their mark on its vast expanses – a pursuit of glory whose outcome will reverberate for years to come.
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Quercus publishes a wide variety of books, including crime and thriller novels, commercial and literary works, and narrative nonfiction titles (many in translation), as well as a select list for middle-grade and YA readers. The New York office opened in 2013.