Bjartus is a sheep farmer hewing a living from a blighted patch of land in Iceland. After 18 years of servitude to a master he despises, all he wants is to raise his flocks unbeholden to anyone. Nothing, not inclement weather, not his wives, not his family will come between him and his goal of financial independence. Only Asta Solillja, the child ...Read MoreBjartus is a sheep farmer hewing a living from a blighted patch of land in Iceland. After 18 years of servitude to a master he despises, all he wants is to raise his flocks unbeholden to anyone. Nothing, not inclement weather, not his wives, not his family will come between him and his goal of financial independence. Only Asta Solillja, the child he brings up as his daughter, can pierce his stubborn heart. But she too wants to live independently - and when Bjartus throws her from the house on discovering she is pregnant, her more temperate determination is set against his stony will.Read Less
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This is simply the best book I have ever read! Even if the story takes place in a remote place close to the arctic circle it tells the story of the general desire to be free and independent, where ever they are, no matter what.
Feb 18, 2010
Read Brad Leithauser's intro, he says it better than I could, but I feel the same way. This is a book that invites your affection. You are sorry when it ends, it is such a sweet sad story.
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