"[An] atmospheric suspense novel....Pick it up now." --O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE
In the wintery silences of Pennsylvania's Blue Ridge Mountains, a woman befriends a mysterious foreigner--setting in motion this suspenseful, atmospheric, politically charged debut.
After surviving a life-altering accident at twenty-two, Kathleen retreats to a remote campground lodge in a state park, where she works flipping burgers for deer hunters and hikers--happy, she insists, to be left alone.
But when a hesitant, heavily accented stranger appears in the dead of winter--seemingly out of nowhere, kicking snow from his flimsy dress shoes--the wary Kathleen is intrigued, despite herself. He says he's a student from Uzbekistan. To her he seems shell-shocked, clearly hiding from something that terrifies him. And as she becomes absorbed in his secrets, she's forced to confront her own--even as her awareness of being in danger grows . . .
Steeped in the rugged beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with America's war on terror raging in the background, Ways to Hide in Winter is a powerful story about violence and redemption, betrayal and empathy . . . and how we reconcile the unforgivable in those we love.
About the Author
Sarah St.Vincent grew up in a rural Pennsylvania community similar to the one in which this novel is set. She has worked as a legal fellow at the Center for Democracy & Technology and as a clerk at the International Court of Justice. She is currently a researcher and advocate on national security, surveillance, and domestic law enforcement for Human Rights Watch. She frequently writes on these topics and has been interviewed recently by such outlets as The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Reuters, NPR, and Bloomberg West. She lives in New York.