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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This was a specialty read, preparatory to a trip to the Faroe Islands in two months. Set vaguely in the first third of the 20th century, The Old Man and His Son is a vivid snapshot of island life ... Read full review

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This book is very good and show the strength of unity. In the book, the old man taught a very good lesson to his three sons before he died. When an old man was almost died, he called his sons. Then he ... Read full review


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He­in Br˙ (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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