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A lyrical and arresting novel by acclaimed Icelandic writer Olaf Olafsson about one woman's redemptive journey home.

Disa Jonsdottir has managed an inn for years with her companion, Anthony, in the English countryside. Compelled by the demands of time to revisit the village of her childhood, she departs England for her native Iceland. Along the way memories surface-of the rift between her and her mother, of the fate of her German-Jewish lover, of the trauma she experienced while working as a cook in a wealthy household. Skillfully weaving past and present, Olafsson builds toward an emotional climax that renders The Journey Home moving, suspenseful, and unforgettable.

About the Author

Olaf Olafsson lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385720410
Author:
Olafsson, Olaf
Author:
Olaf, Olafsson
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
England
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20011031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.02x5.28x.69 in. .56 lbs.

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