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Eyes of the Rigel (Barr #3)

Eyes of the Rigel (Barr #3)

Current price: $16.95
Publication Date: April 5th, 2022
Publisher:
Biblioasis
ISBN:
9781771964753
Pages:
272
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Description

The highly anticipated third novel in a historical series that began with International Booker-shortlisted The Unseen

The war is over, and Ingrid Barr y leaves the island that shares her name to search for the father of her daughter. Alexander, the Russian POW who survived the sinking of the Rigel, has attempted to cross the mountains to Sweden, and now Ingrid follows, carrying their child in her arms, the girl's dark eyes and a handwritten note her only mementoes of their relationship. Along the way she will encounter partisans and collaborators, refugees and deserters, sinners and servants in a country still bearing the scars of occupation--and before her journey's end, she'll be forced to ask herself how well she really knows the man she's risking everything to find.

Preceded by the International Booker Prize-shortlisted The Unseen and the critically acclaimed White Shadow, Eyes of the Rigel is an unforgettable odyssey and a captivating investigation of memory, guilt, and hope.

About the Author

Born in Oslo to a family that came from northern Norway, Roy Jacobsen has twice been nominated for the Nordic Council's Literary Award. He is the author of more than fifteen novels and is a member of the Norwegian Academy for Language and Literature. In 2009 he was shortlisted for the Dublin Impac Award for his novel The Burnt-Out Town of Miracles. Another novel, Child Wonder, won the Norwegian Booksellers' Prize and was a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection. The Unseen, the first of a series of novels about Ingrid and her family, was a phenomenal bestseller in Norway and was shortlisted for the 2017 Man Booker International Prize and the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award, selected as a 2020 Indie Next pick in North America, and named a New York Times New and Noteworthy book. White Shadow, the second Barrøy novel, was published in North America by Biblioasis in 2021.