White Shadow

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Price
$16.95  $15.76
Publisher
Biblioasis
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.3 X 7.6 X 1.0 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781771964036

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About the Author

Roy Jacobsen is a Norwegian novelist and short-story writer. Born in Oslo, he made his publishing debut in 1982 with the short-story collection Fangeliv (Prison Life), which won Tarjei Vesaas' debutantpris. He is winner of the prestigious Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature and two of his novels have been nominated for the Nordic Council's Literature Prize: Seierherrene (The Conquerors) in 1991 and Frost in 2004. The Burnt-Out Town of Miracles was published in Britain in 2008. Jacobsen lives in Oslo.

Reviews

Praise for White Shadow

"White Shadow retains many of The Unseen's pleasures, not least Jacobsen's clean, spare prose . . . a noble tribute to the human struggle for decency."--Daniel Marc Janes, Times Literary Supplement

"An unsentimental story that combines the cosmic with bracing emotional austerity."--Claire Allfree, Daily Mail

"Disarmingly plainspoken narration brings into sharp relief both individuals and a world in wartime crisis."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"A powerful read."--David Mills, Sunday Times

Praise for The Unseen

"Even by his high standards, his magnificent new novel The Unseen is Jacobsen's finest to date, as blunt as it is subtle and is easily among the best books I have ever read."--Irish Times

"A beautifully crafted novel . . . Quite simply a brilliant piece of work . . . Rendered beautifully into English by Don Bartlett and Don Shaw, The Unseen is a towering achievement that would be a deserved Booker International winner."--New European

"A profound interrogation of freedom and fate, as well as a fascinating portrait of a vanished time, written in prose as clear and washed clean as the world after a storm."--The Guardian

"The subtle translation, with its invented dialect, conveys a timeless, provincial voice . . . The Unseen is a blunt, brilliant book."--Financial Times