Biblioasis Bookclub – The Unseen by Roy Jacobsen

March 21, 2021 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Biblioasis Bookshop
Let’s talk Biblioasis Books! Biblioasis Bookclub is on(line)! Join our friends at Biblioasis Bookshop for a monthly book club focusing on Biblioasis titles!
This month we are preparing for the release of Roy Jacobsen’s new book White Shadow, by discussing The Unseen which is the first book in the trilogy.
“This stark, beautiful novel, translated from the Norwegian and perfectly pitched for the present moment, follows one family living in isolation on a small, windswept island.” — New York Times

Shortlisted for the 2017 International Man Booker Prize

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 Barrøy’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.

Available in trade paperback and ebook formats, The Unseen is also available as a hardcover printed in a limited edition of 300 copies, signed by the author. It’s available exclusively from Biblioasis.

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