Daily arrives from London to teach an Asian princess
English, and educate her on British customs. In reality, he
appears to be running from the harsh words a former male
partner uttered, and Asia is as good a destination as any.
What he finds is not comforting: an alien land covered in
snow, people whose language he does not understand, and an
enticing, androgynous snow siren.
I’m not quite sure what to say about Snowman.
The premise is original, the descriptions of the Asian
culture seen through stuffy British eyes is charming, and
the flow of the sentences, at times, poetic. However, Ms.
Winters has dedicated only six pages to the telling of the
tale. It’s difficult to imbue life into the main characters
with so little space and I think Snowman
suffers because of such.