The Old Man and His Sons

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Eriksson, 1970 - Fiction - 203 pages
The story of people living on the remote Faroe Islands in the North Sea, and their lives 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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Rating: 3.5* of five The Publisher Says: These are the Faroe Islands as they were some fifty years ago: sea-washed and remote, with one generation still tied to the sea for sustenance, and a younger ... Read full review


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Hešin Brś (August 17, 1901–May 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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