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Author: Halldor Laxness

ISBN: 9780099527121
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 1 September 2008
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.2 x 13.1 x 3.7
Icelandic Nobel Prize-winner, by the 'Tolstoy of the North'

First published in 1946, this humane epic novel is set in rural Iceland in the early twentieth century. Bjartus is a sheep farmer determined to eke a living from a blighted patch of land. Nothing, not merciless weather, nor his family will come between him and his goal of financial independence. Only Asta Solillja, the child he brings up as his daughter, can pierce his stubborn heart. As she grows up, keen to make her own way in the world, Bjartus' obstinacy threatens to estrange them forever.

About the Author

Halldor Laxness (1908- 98) was born near Reykjavik Iceland. His first novel was published when he was 17. The undisputed master of contemporary Icelandic fiction and one of the outstanding novelists of the twentieth century he has written more than 60 books. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1955

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