Sally Carrol, living in Tarleton, isn’t your typical Southern belle.
Bored with provincial life, she jumps at the chance to visit her fiancée’s family, in the North. However, when she arrives in Bellamy, she’s given a very frosty reception.
When she is forced to spend the night in the eponymous Ice Palace, Sally must face some difficult home truths.
An exploration of social differences and the difference between dreams and reality, ‘The Ice Palace’ is a deftly-written, modernist story and an ideal introduction to the author.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940) is one of the greatest American novelists of the 20th century and the author of the classics ‘Tender is the Night’ and ‘The Great Gatsby’, with the latter having been made into a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan.
Skillfully capturing the prosperity of post-World War One America, his writing helped illustrate the 1920s Jazz Age that he and his wife Zelda Fitzgerald were at the centre of.