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A haunting and compelling historical novel, The Sea Road is an ambitious retelling of the Viking exploration of the North Atlantic from the viewpoint of one extraordinary woman, as transcribed by an Icelandic monk commissioned to write her life story by his superiors in Rome. Gudrid lives at the remote edge of the known world, in a starkly beautiful landscape where the sea is the only connection to the shores beyond. It is a world where the old Norse gods are still invoked, even as Christianity gains favor, where the spirits of the dead roam the vast northern ice fields, tormenting the living, and Viking explorers plunder foreign shores. Taking the accidental discovery of North America as its focal point, Gudrid's narrative describes a multilayered voyage into the unknown, all recounted with astonishing immediacy and rich atmospheric detail.

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Paperback Editions

September 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sea Road
Author(s): Margaret Elphinstone
ISBN: 1-84195-051-3 / 978-1-84195-051-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
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August 2001 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Sea Road
Author(s): Margaret Elphinstone
ISBN: 1-55278-248-4 / 978-1-55278-248-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McArthur & Co
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August 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sea Road
Author(s): Margaret Elphinstone
ISBN: 1-84195-176-5 / 978-1-84195-176-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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2000 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The sea road
Author(s): Margaret Elphinstone
ISBN: 1-55278-172-0 / 978-1-55278-172-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McArthur & Company / Not Applicable
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Kindle Editions

December 2000 : USA, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Sea Road
Author(s): Margaret Elphinstone
Publisher: Canongate Books
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