A beautiful and severe story of love and art.
The time has come to pull down the pyramids of the New Age, the megalomaniacal project of the conceptual artist Light – and at the same time sever the relationship between him and the architect Silla.
On a trip to Iceland, it comes out that Light has cancer. When Silla begins to arrange treatment, she discovers that Light has kept the most important secret from her.
”’The biggest connection between people is warmth and fire; there is a boundary of heat that separates the living from the dead,’ Light had said at the river. I had made a note of it, because Light rarely spoke about things that went beyond mundane concerns.”
Midwinter Fire continues the story of Nine Pyramids (2000).