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Title: THE UNSEEN
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2017
By: Roy Jacobsen, Don Bartlett (Trans), Don Shaw (Trans)
Format: Paperback

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ISBN 10: 1848666101
ISBN 13: 9781848666108
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Publisher: QUERCUS PUBLISHING
Pub. date: 15 May, 2017
Pages: 272
Description: A group of children inherit an elemental paradise on earth in Roy Jacobsen's phenomenally bestselling new novel about love, poverty and tragedy in early twentieth century Norway
Synopsis: Shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2017Nobody can leave an island. An island is a cosmos in a nutshell, where the stars slumber in the grass beneath the snow. But occasionally someone tries . . . Ingrid Barroy is born on an island that bears her name - a holdfast for a single family, their livestock, their crops, their hopes and dreams.Her father dreams of building a quay that will connect them to the mainland, but closer ties to the wider world come at a price. Her mother has her own dreams - more children, a smaller island, a different life - and there is one question Ingrid must never ask her.Island life is hard, a living scratched from the dirt or trawled from the sea, so when Ingrid comes of age, she is sent to the mainland to work for one of the wealthy families on the coast.But Norway too is waking up to a wider world, a modern world that is capricious and can be cruel. Tragedy strikes, and Ingrid must fight to protect the home she thought she had left behind.Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett and Don Shaw
Publication: UK
Imprint: MacLehose Press
Prizes: Short-listed for Man Booker International Prize 2017
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