Awards
Man Booker International Prize Best Book (nominee)
Shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2017.

'Nobody can leave an island. An island is a cosmos in a nutshell, where the stars slumber in the grass beneath the snow. But occasionally someone tries....

Ingrid Barroy is born on an island that bears her name - a holdfast for a single family, their livestock, their crops, their hopes and dreams.

Her father dreams of building a quay that will connect them to the mainland, but closer ties to the wider world come at a price. Her mother has her own dreams - more children, a smaller island, a different life - and there is one question Ingrid must never ask her.

Island life is hard, a living scratched from the dirt or trawled from the sea, so when Ingrid comes of age, she is sent to the mainland to work for one of the wealthy families on the coast.

But Norway too is waking up to a wider world, a modern world that is capricious and can be cruel. Tragedy strikes, and Ingrid must fight to protect the home she thought she had left behind.

Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett and Don Shaw.

Genre: Literary Fiction    

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August 2016 : UK Hardback

Title: The Unseen
Author(s): Roy Jacobsen
ISBN: 0-85705-340-X / 978-0-85705-340-4 (UK edition)
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January 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Unseen
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ISBN: 1-5100-5312-3 / 978-1-5100-5312-0 (UK edition)
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September 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Unseen
Author(s): Roy Jacobsen, Don Bartlett - translator, Don Shaw - translator
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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September 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Unseen
Author(s): Roy Jacobsen, Don Bartlett - translator, Don Shaw - translator
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Unseen: SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2017
Author(s): Roy Jacobsen
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon UK