COLD the new novel from Rick Schmidt (collector’s edition)


COLD is a novel written by Rick Schmidt and published by Light Video Books.  The collector's edition is a hardcover book measuring 5.3″ x 8,” and consists of 150 books signed and numbered by the author.

This is a great book for readers of contemporary American fiction with sophisticated aesthetic awareness and a taste for deep and descriptive thinking and writing.

Please allow two weeks for delivery.

This book ships free to continental US addresses; contact us for international shipping rates.

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In COLD, Rick Schmidt tells the story of Captain Ewald Loeffler’s escape from a Siberian prison camp in 1918 and his two-year journey home, walking thousands of kilometers from northern Siberia to his family home in Stuttgart, Germany.

Rick dedicates the book to his father “who survived his own 5000 km Siberian walk home” after escaping a Siberian prison camp near the end of World War 1.  Yet, in his authors note, Rick writes, “All descriptions and representatives are wholly based on and created from the author’s own imagination.”

It is our great gift that Rick tells us the story of COLD through the eyes of a film maker.  It’s an unforgettable story artfully written to capture and conjure symbolic cinematic imagery Rick is famous for. Once I started reading it I couldn’t put it down.  Rick takes us on a visual and spiritual journey powered by the heart ache of a shunned little boy desperate to return to his family home to see his mother and father once more.  In my humble opinion, Cold is a masterpiece of contemporary American fiction, not to be overlooked.

Please allow two weeks for delivery.

Contact us for quantity pricing when ordering for book clubs and classes.

This book ships free to continental US addresses; contact us for international shipping rates.

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Dimensions 5.3 × 8 in
Free Shipping to Continental US; call for international shipping rates

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