Vestersand (Innbundet)

Ruijan rannalla – Sanger fra ishavet

Series: Ruijan rannalla - Sanger fra ishavet 2


Ingeborg Arvola

Norwegian title: Vestersand
Norwegian subtitle: Ruijan rannalla – Sanger fra ishavet
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2024
Pages: 528
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
Originaltittel: Vestersand
Series: Ruijan rannalla - Sanger fra ishavet
Serienummer: 2
ISBN/EAN: 9788202778910
Overview Vestersand

What use is shame when he’s in it with me?

The year is 1862. Brita Caisa is released from prison in Pykeijä. Heavily pregnant, she trudges through the driving snow, unsure of where to go. Her boyfriend, Mikko, is still serving time for their scandalous cohabitation. He still doesn’t know that Brita Caisa is carrying their child. She dreams of a tømmerpirtti, a log cabin, where she, Mikko and their children can live as a family, but there will be many obstacles on the road to making this home a reality.

Vestersand, the second book in the series Ruijan Rannalla – Songs from the Arctic Ocean, takes us to Neiden and Pykeijä, to whaling and log-cabin building, to snow and saunas, to fatal jealousy and deep love. It is an epic and dramatic tale from a unique environment that is rarely described in other literature – the surprisingly diverse Northern Norway of the nineteenth century, where Sámi, Kvens and Norwegians lived side by side with their languages and customs.

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Author Ingeborg Arvola

Ingeborg Arvola (b. 1974) grew up in Pasvikdalen and Tromsø in the far north of Norway. She made her debut with the novel Korellhuset, published in 1999. She has since written a number of novels for children and adults. She has received the Cappelen Prize in 2004 and Havmannprisen in 2008. In 2019 she was awarded The Ministry of Culture Prize for Children´s Books for her novel Buffy By is Talented, a book she was also nominated to the Brage Prize for.In 2022 The Knife in the Fire, the first book in her trilogy Songs from the Arctic Ocean, was published to great acclaim. It was awarded Best Fiction at the Brage Prize 2022, and was nominated to a number of Norway’s other most prestigious literary awards, such as the Critics Award and the Bookseller Award. It is also nominated to the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2023.

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