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Ice - 9781908745477

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  • Product code: AQWWC
  • ISBN: 9781908745477
  • Publisher: Sort of Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 13.3cm x 19.7cm
  • Pages: 448
  • Publish date: 04/02/2016

Ice (Paperback)

Ice - 9781908745477

Ulla-Lena Lundberg


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In the summer of 1947, a young priest, Petter, his wife and baby daughter, arrive by mail boat at a tiny island. They are to take over its drafty homestead from where Petter is to minister to the scattered community. In this evocative tale, Ulla-Lena Lundberg draws us into the minutiae of an austere yet purposeful life where the demands of self-sufficiency - cows to milk and sheep to graze - are tempered by the kindness of neighbours. With each season, the family's love of the island grows and when the winter brings ice a new and tentative link is created. Told through the eyes of Petter, the wholehearted if naive novice priest, and Mona, his tough-minded wife, a story unfolds that is as immersive as it is heartrending. Winner of the Finlandia prize and nominated for the Nordic Critics Prize, Ice was a huge bestseller in Finland.

Product Details

  • Product code: AQWWC
  • ISBN: 9781908745477
  • Publisher: Sort of Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 13.3cm x 19.7cm
  • Pages: 448
  • Publish date: 04/02/2016

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