Polar Vortex

Polar Vortex Review

Some secrets never die…

Priya and Alexandra have moved from the city to a picturesque countryside town. What Alex doesn’t know is that in moving, Priya is running from her past—from a fraught relationship with an old friend, Prakash, who pursued her for many years, both online and off. Time has passed, however, and Priya, confident that her ties to Prakash have been successfully severed, decides it’s once more safe to establish an online presence. In no time, Prakash discovers Priya online and contacts her. Impulsively, inexplicably, Priya invites him to visit her and Alex in the country, without ever having come clean with Alex about their relationship— or its tumultuous end. Prakash’s sudden arrival at their home reveals cracks in Priya and Alex’s relationship and brings into question Priya’s true intentions.

Seductive and tension-filled, Polar Vortex is a story of secrets, deceptions, and revenge. It asks readers: Are we ever free from our pasts? Do we deserve to be?

Title:Polar Vortex
Edition Language:English

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  • CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian

    A strange, dark, fascinating, and thought provoking novel. Priya is in her 50s and lives with her partner Alex in an Ontario small town. Out of the blue she gets a message from an old university frien...

  • Alize

    I reacted to this book. Strongly reacted to it. Immediately after reading it, I figured 2 stars. Then gave it the usual 1 star bump for its lesbian author. But the fact that I reacted so strongly afte...

  • rabble.ca

    Review by Vincent Ternida:I still struggle with acclimatizing to the varying degrees of the Arctic chill. I grew up in the tropics, just like Priya -- Shani Mootoo's perplexed protagonist in Polar Vor...

  • JoAnne

    "You can't know everything about a person, can you, even if you think you're close to them?" Page 120I really enjoyed the local references to Toronto and Prince Edward County, both of which I could re...

  • Meg Birch

    A book to linger in. The majority of the plot is steeped with internal thoughts and emotions (dreams, internal monologues, memories) which gives it a bit of a suspended in time texture. Delicious lang...

  • Kab

    Frustrating and enveloping at the same time. The conflict is bewildering and the author slides in a few questionable ideas, but her writing and the way she builds the story draws you in—she writes m...

  • Sophie Jai

    I did not want this book to end. Definitely a book club type book; I need someone to talk about this to!...

  • Tan

    A relationship is set topside by a visitor from the past. Set in beautiful Prince Edward County.#readharderchallenge 6...