by Halldor Laxness and J. A. Thompson
Hardcover, 482 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $15.95 |
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In an epic set in Iceland in the early twentieth century, Gudbjartur Jonsson buys his own croft after eighteen years of service to the local bailiff, and brings his wife and his small flock of sheep there to build a new, independent life for himself
May 4, 2009 The main character in Halldor Laxness' novel Independent People is querulous, contrary, hard-hearted and stubborn — but author Christina Sunley can't get enough of him.
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