The old man and his sons

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Eriksson, Jun 1, 1970 - Fiction - 203 pages
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The story of people living on the remote Faroe Islands in the North Sea, and theirálives and struggles, tragedies and laughter. It tells the tale of the transformation of a rural society into a modern nation of fisheries and the conflicts between generations that result.

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User Review  - Michael Macdonald - Goodreads

this is an excellent witty novel exploring the tension between tradition and modern ways of life in pre-war Faroes. It is the engaging tale of the old man Ketil struggling to make the money to pay for ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jeff Hanson - Goodreads

The Old Man and His Sons, set in the Faroe Islands, and published in 1940, is an interesting look at the dichotomies between the older generation and the younger generation, particularly in a world ... Read full review


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About the author (1970)

He­in Br˙ (August 17, 1901ľMay 18, 1987) was the penname of Hans Jacob Jacobsen, a Faroese novelist and translator. He is considered to be the most important Faroese writer of his generation and is known for his fresh and ironic style. The Old Man and His Sons, was chosen as the book of the 20th century by the Faroese.

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