Island (Paperback)
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Island (Paperback)

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Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 24/06/2021
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Family brings the young woman back to the Faroe Islands - the windswept, rocky northern archipelago where she has never lived but which she has always called home. There she finds her stories entwining with those of her ancestors as she searches for a way to connect with the culture and her kin. Is 'home' just a place name, or something more? Split across three generations of a Faroese family, rooted in the wild beauty of the islands and the author's own history, this is a bewitching tale of exile, homecoming, and what it means to belong.

Publisher: Pushkin Press
ISBN: 9781782275800
Number of pages: 176
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A sensitive meditation on belonging." --Kirkus Reviews

"One of the most special books I've read in years. Absolutely gorgeous and intimate. It took me away" -- Jami Attenberg, author of The Middlesteins

"Island talks about places as if they were people, of fjords as if they were the wrinkles of our souls." -- Valeria Parrella, Grazia

"Prose that is as deep as the sea surrounding everything." -- Corriere della Sera

"An ode to the legends we still need." -- La Repubblica

"Dense and evocative, and manages to combine organic and lifeless matter with the fantastic." -- Wired.it

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Amalia Gkavea

“A woman is trying to explore questions of identity and belonging in a contemporary, lyrical Norse Odyssey.”

‘’She stands with her back to the low copse of planted trees, looking down the mountain to the village, blue in the August night, and the sheep that are like stones among unbroken glass. Further off, the sea is... More

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“An intriguing look at the interpretation of "home"”

The Faroe Islands have always intrigued me and on my bucket list of travel destinations, so this book was a must-read. It follows three generations of related women flipping between the different timelines, with the... More

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“An evocative read on family and belonging”

Island is a nostalgic intimate walk through a family's past. Told through three different timelines, it's a story about a generation leaving to start a life somewhere else, and another one coming back years... More

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