Saga: A Novel of Medieval Iceland
Jeff Janoda (Author)
DescriptionThis retelling of the ancient "Saga of the People of Eyri" is a modern classic. Absolutely gripping and compulsively readable, "Booklist" said this book, "does what good historical fiction is supposed to do: put a face on history that is recognizable to all." And medieval expert Tom Shippey, writing for the "Times Literary Supplement" said, "Sagas look like novels superficially, in their size and layout and plain language, but making their narratives into novels is a trick which has proved beyond most who have tried it. Janoda's "Saga" provides a model of how to do it: pick out the hidden currents, imagine how they would seem to peripheral characters, and as with all historical novels, load the narrative with period detail drawn from the scholars. No better saga adaptation has been yet written."
Academy Chicago Publishers
June 01, 2008
5.57 X 1.21 X 8.35 inches | 0.95 pounds
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About the Author
Jeff Janoda is a teacher in Ontario, Canada, where he lives with his wife and two children. He has published short stories in Aboriginal Science Fiction magazine, and several online and printed reviews of movies and books. This is his first novel.