Where Are the Snows (1991), by Maggie Gee, is a novel that studies the different aspects of two mature lovers selfishness who give up of the paternal responsibility for their adolescent children, abandoning them, and leaving out to a global adventure that includes a passage through Portugal. The problems of the human condition are treated in parallel to the problems of the world, which in Gee’s fiction come down to ecological questions. Portugal is a symbolic passageway in this novel: it is the end of the world not only in the historical image of the last place on earth before the endless sea that our discoverers of the past wanted to explore but also as a place where some of the idiosyncrasies of the protagonists reveal to the reader.
|Journal||Revista de Estudos Anglo-Portugueses, Nº21|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2012|