The Unseen

SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2017

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Author: Roy Jacobsen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848666098

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2017 Nobody 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 Barrøy 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

The Burnt-Out Town of Miracles

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Author: Roy Jacobsen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0857057987

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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'A compact and compelling novel by an iconic Norwegian writer...[and] thanks to Don Bartlett and Don Shaw's crisp translation, we see it obliquely' - Independent 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.

White Shadow

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Author: Roy Jacobsen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 085705810X

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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The sequel to the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted The Unseen No-one can be alone on an island . . . But Ingrid is alone on Barrøy, the island that bears her name, while the war of her childhood has been replaced by a new more terrible war and Norway is under the Nazi boot. When the bodies from a bombed troopship begin to wash up on the shore, Ingrid cannot know that one will be alive and warm enough to erase a lifetime of loneliness. She cannot know what she will suffer in protecting her lover from the Germans and their Norwegian collaborators, nor the journey she will face, wrenched from her island once more, to return home. Or that, amid the suffering of war, among refugees fleeing famine and scorched-earth retreats, she will be given a gift whose value is beyond measure. Reviews for The Unseen "Easily among the best books I have ever read" Eileen Battersby, Irish Times "The Unseen is a blunt, brilliant book" Tom Graham, Guardian "The Unseen is a towering achievement that would be a deserved Booker International winner" Charlie Connolly, New European Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett and Don Shaw

White Ocean

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Author: Roy Jacobsen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780857058119

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 272

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The sequel to the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted The Unseen "A gifted writer, stylish, laconic and imaginative" Paul Owen, TLS No-one can be alone on an island . . . But Ingrid is alone on Barrøy, the island that bears her name, while the war of her childhood has been replaced by a new more terrible war and Norway is under the Nazi boot. When the bodies from a bombed troopship begin to wash up on the shore, Ingrid cannot know that one will be alive and warm enough to erase a lifetime of loneliness. She cannot know what she will suffer in protecting her lover from the Germans and their Norwegian collaborators, nor the journey she will face, wrenched from her island once more, to return home. Or that, amid the suffering of war, among refugees fleeing famine and scorched-earth retreats, she will be given a gift whose value is beyond measure. Reviews for The Unseen "Easily among the best books I have ever read" Eileen Battersby, Irish Times "The Unseen is a blunt, brilliant book" Tom Graham, Guardian "The Unseen is a towering achievement that would be a deserved Booker International winner" Charlie Connolly, New European Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett and Don Shaw

Exit West

SHORTLISTED for the Man Booker Prize 2017

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Author: Mohsin Hamid

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241979072

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017 *A Barack Obama top ten book of 2017* WINNER of the LA Times Prize for Fiction * WINNER of the Aspen Words Literary Prize 'Astonishing' Zadie Smith * 'Stunning' Spectator * 'Extraordinary' TLS An extraordinary story of love and hope from the bestselling, Man Booker-shortlisted author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist All over the world, doors are appearing. They lead to other cities, other countries, other lives. And in a city gripped by war, Nadia and Saeed are newly in love. Hardly more than strangers, desperate to survive, they open a door and step through. But the doors only go one way. Once you leave, there is no going back. 'One of the year's most significant literary works' The New York Times 'A masterpiece' Michael Chabon 'Addictively readable and brilliantly written. Fantastic' Mail on Sunday Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Shortlisted for the British Science Fiction Association Awards for Best Novel Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2018 and finalist for the Neustadt Prize 2018

Child Wonder

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Author: Roy Jacobsen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0857380400

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Finn lives with his mother in a working-class suburb of Oslo. It is 1961, before oil, before anyone had any money at all. One day a mysterious half-sister appears, turning their lives upside down - why is she so different from every other child? When his mother takes a lodge, Finn is enthralled by the bad language and Bakelite T.V. he brings with him, but the newcomer has his own plans for the family. And throughout the long summer, Finn cannot help feeling his mother is keeping a powerful secret from him, pushing them further and further apart.

Borders

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Author: Roy Jacobsen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1782069577

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Robert Junior never knew the father he was named for, an American G.I. who was captured during the Battle of the Bulge and fell briefly into the arms of a Belgian nurse. Growing up with his mother in the lush forests of the Ardennes, Robert turns for guidance to his godfather, Markus Hebel, a Belgian who served in the German army in Russia. Breaking the silence around his painful past, Markus speaks of the consequences and madness of war - of the son he lost at Stalingrad and the courage of the men who tried to free the trapped German soldiers with a desperate charge across the frozen steppe. In so doing, Markus reveals a secret he has kept since the war, and a doubt that has gnawed at him for twenty years. Did he, a lowly radio operator, waste a chance to save an entire army from annihilation?