This is a story of people fishing from little boats off the north coast of Iceland, early in the 20th century when peasants were becoming workers.
The author draws witty and complicated characters in the tiny villages that form in the winter fishing season.
It describes the beauty of this world and the stamina needed to bear it.
This is the second volume in a trilogy but they can be read separately.
Part one, Heaven and Hell, is now available in paperback.
Women between revolution and counter-revolution
Animated film retells Anne Frank’s story
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