Irish Literary Critic Ellen Battersby choose Roy Jacobsens epic novel The Unseen as one of her favourites from 2016!

She says:
"The apparently simple story of three generations of an early 20th-century fishing family living on a remote island at the mercy of the weather quickly acquires an epic quality. The Norwegian writer Roy Jacobsen, laconic and wise, here shapes a monumental, engaging work of great beauty centred on the theme of not only how a way of life changes, but how life itself is ever subject to flux and transition."

Let us hope for an English translation of the sequel White Ocean, so that readers can follow the further story of Ingrid on the barren island of Barrøy. A wonderful read!

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