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The Unseen (Paperback)

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By Roy Jacobsen, Don Shaw (Translator), Don Bartlett (Translator)
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“Never has a novel so utterly simple left me with such deep contemplation. I know Ingrid will linger in the back of my mind for a long while, continuing to grow, discover, and dig into her island with unique grit. Jacobsen has left me tossing in a boat at sea, filled with the determination of the Barrøys to make their tiny Norwegian island more than is possible and, at the same time, torn by nagging questions of what else life might offer.”
— Carrie Koepke, Skylark Bookshop, Columbia, MO

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Shortlisted for the 2017 International Man Booker Prize

Shortlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award

Islanders are never afraid, if they were, they wouldn't be able to live here. Born on the Norwegian island that bears her name, Ingrid Barr y's world is circumscribed by storm-scoured rocks and the moods of the sea by which her family lives and dies. But her father dreams of building a quay that will end their isolation, and her mother longs for the island of her youth, and the country faces its own sea change: the advent of a modern world, and all its attendant unpredictability and violence. Brilliantly translated into English by Don Bartlett and Don Shaw, The Unseen is a profoundly moving exploration of family, resilience, and fate.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781771963190
ISBN-10: 1771963190
Publisher: Biblioasis
Publication Date: April 21st, 2020
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: Biblioasis International Translation