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Title: THE BURNT-OUT TOWN OF MIRACLES
By: Roy Jacobsen, Don Bartlett (Trans)
Format: Hardback

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ISBN 10: 0719520924
ISBN 13: 9780719520921
Publisher: HODDER & STOUGHTON GENERAL DIVISION
Pub. date: 27 December, 2007
Pages: 208
Translated from: Norwegian
Description: Based on a true historical event, comes this psychologically gripping tale, full of heart and humanity, about one man who stands against the system. A man who, by his unusual wits, survives a winter war with the help of a group of unlikely friends, all of whom want to find the path home. Reminiscent of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Out Stealing Horses and The Tenderness of Wolves.
Synopsis: Set in Finland in 1939, this is the story of one man who remains in his home town when everyone else has fled, burning down their houses in their wake, before the invading Russians arrive. Timo remains behind because he can't imagine life anywhere else, doing anything else besides felling the trees near his home. This is a novel about belonging - a tale of powerful and forbidden friendships forged during a war, of unexpected bravery and astonishing survival instincts. The Burnt-Out Town of Miracles is not a novel about war, but about the lives of ordinary people dragged into war, each of whom only wants to find the path back home. Roy Jacobsen uses the dramatic natural landscape of light and darkness, fire-blazing heat and life-robbing cold to spectacular effect.
Publication: UK
Imprint: John Murray Publishers Ltd
Prizes: Short-listed for International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2009
Returns: Non-returnable
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