Place of the Heart: Library Edition

Author:   Steinunn Sigurdardottir ,  Joyce Bean ,  Joyce Bean
Publisher:   Brilliance Audio
Edition:   Unabridged
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9781469210162


Publication Date:   22 April 2014
Format:   Audio  Audio Format
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Winner of the VISA Cultural Prize and the Icelandic National Literature Prize. Single mother Harpa has always been a misfit. Her physical description is like no other Icelander: so small she self-deprecatingly refers to herself as a dwarf, so dark-skinned she doubts her genetic link to her parents, so strange she nearly believed the children who mistook her for a mythical creature of the forest. Even as an adult, she struggles to make sense of her place in the world. So when she sees how her teenage daughter, Edda, has suffered since a close friend's drug overdose, Harpa has no choice but to tear her away from her friends in the city. She enlists the help of a friend and loads her reprobate daughter and their belongings into a pickup truck, setting out on a road trip to Iceland's bucolic eastern fjords. As they drive through the starkly beautiful landscape, winding around volcanic peaks, battling fierce windstorms, and forging ahead to a verdant valley, their personal vulnerabilities feel somehow less dangerous. The natural world, with all its contrasts, offers Harpa solace and the chance to reflect on her past in order to open her heart.

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Author:   Steinunn Sigurdardottir ,  Joyce Bean ,  Joyce Bean
Publisher:   Brilliance Audio
Imprint:   Brilliance Audio
Edition:   Unabridged
Dimensions:   Width: 16.50cm , Height: 2.50cm , Length: 16.50cm
Weight:   0.340kg
ISBN:  

9781469210162


ISBN 10:   1469210169
Publication Date:   22 April 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Audio
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Born in Reykjav k, Steinunn Sigur ard ttir studied philosophy and psychology at University College Dublin. She made a name for herself at the age of nineteen with a volume of poetry entitled Continuances (Sifellur, 1969). Sigur ard ttir has since become one of Iceland's most frequently translated writers, and one the most lauded, having won the Icelandic Literature Prize, the VISA Cultural Prize, and the Icelandic Broadcasting Service Writer's Prize, and having been nominated for the Nordic Council's Literature Prize and the Aristeion Prize. Sigur ard ttir's extensive body of work includes eleven novels, seven volumes of poetry, several short stories, radio plays, television plays, and a children's book. Her novel The Thief of Time (T ma j furinn, 1986) was adapted to film in France (Voleur de Vie, 1998), directed by Yves Angelo and starring Emmanuelle B art and Sandrine Bonnaire. After an extensive and fruitful career abroad, most notably in Germany and France, Place of the Heart is Sigur ard ttir's English-language debut.

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