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Paradise Reclaimed

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IAn idealistic Icelandic farmer journeys to Mormon Utah and back in search of paradise in this captivating novel by Nobel Prize—winner Halldor Laxness.

The quixotic hero of this long-lost classic is Steinar of Hlidar, a generous but very poor man who lives peacefully on a tiny farm in nineteenth-century Iceland with his wife and two adoring young children. But when he impulsively offers his children's beloved pure-white pony to the visiting King of Denmark, he sets in motion a chain of disastrous events that leaves his family in ruins and himself at the other end of the earth, optimistically building a home for them among the devout polygamists in the Promised Land of Utah. By the time the broken family is reunited, Laxness has spun his trademark blend of compassion and comically brutal satire into a moving and spellbinding enchantment, composed equally of elements of fable and folkore and of the most humble truths.

Synopsis:

Traces a poor Icelandic farmer's journey to Mormon Utah and back, as he desperately tries to reunite his broken family.

About the Author

Halldor Laxness was born in Iceland in 1902. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1955 and died in 1998.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375727580
Translator:
Magnusson, Magnus
Introduction:
Smiley, Jane
Translator:
Magnusson, Magnus
Introduction by:
Smiley, Jane
Introduction:
Smiley, Jane
Author:
Halldor Laxness
Author:
Laxness, Halldor Kiljan
Author:
Halldor Laxness Introduction by Jane Smiley
Author:
Halldor
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Utah
Subject:
Mormons
Subject:
Iceland
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
map MF-2377
Publication Date:
20020431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.41x5.97x.68 in. .75 lbs.

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