Island

Siri Ranva Hjelm Jacobsen, translated by Caroline Waight
NZD $22.99

A lyrical, moving tale of love, loss and belonging, across three generations of a Faroe Islands family.

Death brings the young woman back to the Faroes, the windswept rocky islands of the north 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 Faroese culture. But is ""home"" just a place name, or something more?

Island is a literary tale of exile and homecoming, split across three generations of a Faroe islands family, strongly inspired by the author's own family history. It is a beautiful story of emigration and immigration, and of what it means to belong.

Author bio:

Siri Ranva Hjelm Jacobsen was born in 1980 into a Faroese-Danish family. She lives in Copenhagen and works as an author and critic. Island is her critically acclaimed and internationally award-winning debut novel, and has been translated into five languages.

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9781782275800
Publisher: Faber Factory
Imprint: Pushkin
Pub Date: August 2021
Page Extent: 176
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Fiction & related items

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