Independent People

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Publisher Description

This magnificent novel—which secured for its author the 1955 Nobel Prize in Literature—is at last available to contemporary American readers. Although it is set in the early twentieth century, it recalls both Iceland's medieval epics and such classics as Sigrid Undset's Kristin Lavransdatter. And if Bjartur of Summerhouses, the book's protagonist, is an ordinary sheep farmer, his flinty determination to achieve independence is genuinely heroic and, at the same time, terrifying and bleakly comic.


Having spent eighteen years in humiliating servitude, Bjartur wants nothing more than to raise his flocks unbeholden to any man. But Bjartur's spirited daughter wants to live unbeholden to him. What ensues is a battle of wills that is by turns harsh and touching, elemental in its emotional intensity and intimate in its homely detail. Vast in scope and deeply rewarding, Independent People is simply a masterpiece

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2016
June 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
842
Pages
PUBLISHER
Press Backwaters Books
SELLER
Press Backwaters Books
SIZE
7.3
MB

Customer Reviews

rossandbeth ,

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Rips your heart out, the man throws away his family; this story is a lesson on what not to do and think when it comes to family and friends, so sad.

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