Author : Halldór Laxness
Publisher : Random House
ISBN 13 : 147359765X
Total Pages : 313 pages
Book Rating : 4.7/5 (359 download)
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Download or read book Salka Valka written by Halldór Laxness and published by Random House. This book was released on 2022-02-10 with total page 313 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A new translation of Nobel Prize-winning author Halldór Laxness's masterpiece Late one snowy midwinter night, in a remote Icelandic fishing village, a penniless woman arrives by boat. She comes with her daughter, the young but gutsy Salka Valka. The two must forge a life in this remote place, where everyone is at the mercy of a single wealthy merchant, and where everything revolves around fish. After her mother's tragic death, Salka grows into a fiercely independent-minded adult - cutting off her hair, educating herself and becoming an advocate for the town's working class. A coming-of-age story, a feminist tale, a lament for Iceland's poor - this is the funny, tender, epic story of Salka Valka. 'Laxness is a poet who writes to the edges of the pages, a visionary who allows us a plot' Daily Telegraph TRANSLATED BY PHILIP ROUGHTON
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