The Norwegian critics are very enthusiastic about The Eyes of Rigel - Roy Jacobsen´s third book about Ingrid Barrøy, and the book - and trilogy! - has already been sold to six countries!
Here you can read some of the very good reviews that The Eyes of Rigel has received:
Roy Jacobsen’s third novel about Ingrid Barrøy is a beautiful, poetic and at times brutal story. The entire little but great novel gives a tantalizing picture of life after the Great War, life after the catastrophe, life after love. Read it yourself, this exceptionally beautiful voyage from the ocean to the wooded inlands and back, amongst people with visible and invisible scars, war within peace.
SIX STARS OUT OF SIX
The magic of Jacobsen continues.
In a literary flora of many observations and few revelations, Roy Jacobsen offers something else, something that feels important and new.
Stringent and sharp
An intense and sharp tale about the Norwegian peace year of 1946, seen through the eyes of a young woman on a journey to find her Russian lover…
With this book, the tale of Barrøy has become a trilogy - a moving Norwegian tale of challenging living conditions and large amounts of courage.
So far rights to the book has been sold to six countries: Sweden, Denmark, Poland, China, Greece and The Czech Republic.