The sequel to the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted The Unseen
The sequel to the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted The Unseen - a dramatic love story from the small island Barrøy in the year 1944-45. Ingrid believes herself alone on the island, but then falls in love with a stranded Russian prisoner of war. Their affair lasts for several intense weeks over the course of one winter, and after he is gone she is left carrying his child.
In beautiful, lyrical language, Roy Jacobsen again capture the timelessness of life on a rugged island where only seasons, storms and unpredictable weather events mark the passage of time. But this time, events in our recent history touch the island in a manner that is recorded in history books, and that gives Jacobsen's story a whole new depth.
Reviews for The Unseen
"Easily among the best books I have ever read" Eileen Battersby, Irish Times
"The Unseen is a blunt, brilliant book" Tom Graham Guardian
"The Unseen is a towering achievement that would be a deserved Booker International winner" Charlie Connolly, New European
Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett and Don Shaw
Roy Jacobsen has twice been nominated for the Nordic Council's Literary Award: for Seierherrene in 1991, and Frost in 2003, and in 2009 he was shortlisted for the Dublin Impac Award for his novel The Burnt-Out Town of Miracles. The Unseen, the first in a trilogy, was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize in 2017