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The Heart of Man

The Heart of Man

Author: Jón Kalman Stefánsson; Philip Roughton (Translator)
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After coming through the blizzard that almost cost them everything, Jens and the boy are far from home, in a fishing community at the edge of the world.

Taken in by the village doctor, the boy once again has the sense of being brought back from the grave. But this is a strange place, with otherworldly inhabitants, including flame-haired #65533;lfhei#65533;ur, who makes him wonder whether it is possible to love two women at once; he had believed his heart was lost to Ragnhei#65533;ur, the daughter of the wealthy merchant in the village to which he must now inexorably return.

Set in the awe-inspiring wilderness of the extreme north, The Heart of Man is a profound exploration of life, love and desire, written with a sublime simplicity. In this conclusion to an audacious trilogy, Stef#65533;nsson brings a poet's eye and a philosopher's insight to a tale worthy of the sagasmiths of old.

Overlays the colours of Dylan Thomas or Thomas Hardy on to spiritual scenery worthy of JRR Tolkien ... Stef nsson's immersive prose swells, thunders and sparkles with all the shifting moods of the sea on an Icelandic summer's day ... The Heart of Man completes ... an epic trilogy -- Boyd Tonkin Independent Stef nson brilliantly conjures up the men's constant struggle against the relentless wind and cold, capturing their shifting emotional and physical states -- Lucy Dallas Times Literary Supplement Suspended between history and myth, this novel is peopled by uncanny characters roaming vast expanses. At hear this tale of tangled desire speaks lucidly of love, life and loss -- Richard Beard Monocle A satisfying showcase of an author critically acclaimed across Europe -- Val Nolan Irish Examiner J n Kalman Stef nsson is a wonderful, exceptional writer. Whenever I read him I remember what writing - and the deceptively simple business of living - are all about. He is a timeless storyteller -- Carsten Jensen
Author description
J n Kalman Stef nsson was born in Reykjavik in 1963. His novels have been nominated three times for the Nordic Council Prize for Literature (2001, 2004, 2007) and his novel Summer Light, and then Comes the Night received the Icelandic Prize for Literature in 2005. He is the recipient of the annual P.O. Enquist Award, which is bestowed on young writers who are beginning to make a significant impact on the European literary scene.
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General Fields

  • : 9781848662360
  • : Quercus
  • : MacLehose Press
  • : February 2016
  • : 198mm X 131mm X 26mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 368
  • : Jón Kalman Stefánsson; Philip Roughton (Translator)
  • : Paperback
  • : 839.6935