The Journey Home: A Novel

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - Fiction - 304 pages
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A lyrical and arresting novel by acclaimed Icelandic writer Olaf Olafsson about one woman's redemptive journey home.

Disa Jonsdottir has managed an inn for years with her companion, Anthony, in the English countryside. Compelled by the demands of time to revisit the village of her childhood, she departs England for her native Iceland. Along the way memories surface-of the rift between her and her mother, of the fate of her German-Jewish lover, of the trauma she experienced while working as a cook in a wealthy household. Skillfully weaving past and present, Olafsson builds toward an emotional climax that renders The Journey Home moving, suspenseful, and unforgettable.

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This book was terribly confusing to read. Does the author's native Icelandic not have verb tenses that help place events on the time continuum? Abrupt changes to events happening decades in the past ... Read full review

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I did finish this book but it was a struggle. Maybe it's because I am "old" but sometimes I got lost wondering if I was reading about the past or present. Read full review

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Olaf Olafsson lives in New York City.

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