Jon Kalman Stefansson The Heart of Man

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The Heart of Man

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After coming through the blizzard that almost cost them everything, Jens and the boy are far from home, in a fishing community at the edge of the world.
Taken in by the village doctor, the boy once again has the sense of being brought back from the grave. But this is a strange place, with otherworldly inhabitants, including flame-haired Álfhei?ur, who makes him wonder whether it is possible to love two women at once; he had believed his heart was lost to Ragnhei?ur, the daughter of the wealthy merchant in the village to which he must now inexorably return.
Set in the awe-inspiring wilderness of the extreme north, The Human Heart is a profound exploration of life, love, and desire, written with a sublime simplicity. In this conclusion to an audacious trilogy, Stefánsson brings a poet's eye and a philosopher's insight to a tale worthy of the sagasmiths of old.

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Jon Kalman Stefansson was born in Reykjavik in 1963. He is the 2011 of the P.O. Enquist Award and his novels have been nominated three times for the Nordic Council Prize for Literature. He has won the Icelandic Prize, and a feature film of his trilogy will be released in 2015.

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" completes his astonishing voyage . . . Beautifully translated by Philip Roughton, Stefansson's immersive prose swells, thunders and sparkles with all the shifting moods of the sea on an Icelandic summer's day . . . words alone give us weapons 'against time, death, forgetfulness, unhappiness.' Stefansson has wielded those weapons with supreme skill. Gisli, the troubled headmaster, tells the boy about one of his beloved classics that 'like all significant books it concerns how to be a human being.' As does this uplifting trilogy."―Boyd Tomkin, The Independent

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