The White Darkness

David Grann

160 pages October 2018 Copies in English Biography

By the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a powerful true story of adventure and obsession in the Antarctic, lavishly illustrated with color photographs.


“Polar journeys are inevitably stories of monotony…but The White Darkness proceeds aplomb, with a style that conveys the immensity of Antarctica and the difficulty of Worsley’s journeys without ever bogging down.”Colin Dickey, Los Angeles Times “Grann is a New Yorker staff writer to be reckoned with… Tones of Mailer and Hemingway gust through the book as Grann tells the story of his hero… The greatness of Worsley’s courage, and the descriptions of his family and friends, are truly moving.”The Spectator (UK) “Mr. Grann ably conjures the rasp of sled runner on ice and the skinburn of minus-40— and that’s before wind chill is factored in—and he understands the importance of specificity and detail: how the trekkers dip their toothbrushes into the ice to moisten and clean them, for example, and what they listen to on their iPods.”Wall Street JournalThe White Darkness has already been optioned for the big screen — and no wonder. Worsley’s story is almost too astounding to believe.”Susannah Cahalan, New York Post “…rich, tight narrative…”San Francisco Chronicle