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The Unseen

(2016)
(The first book in the Barroy Trilogy series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Book (nominee)
Man Booker International Prize Best Book (nominee)
Shortlisted for the 2017 International Man Booker Prize • Shortlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award​ • "Even by his high standards, his magnificent new novel The Unseen is Jacobsen's finest to date, as blunt as it is subtle and is easily among the best books I have ever read."―Eileen Battersby, Irish Times

Born on the Norwegian island that bears her name, Ingrid Barrøy’s world is circumscribed by storm-scoured rocks and the moods of the sea by which her family lives and dies. But her father dreams of building a quay that will end their isolation, and her mother longs for the island of her youth, and the country faces its own sea change: the advent of a modern world, and all its unpredictability and violence. Brilliantly translated into English by Don Bartlett and Don Shaw, The Unseen is the first book in the Barrøy Trilogy and a moving exploration of family, resilience, and fate.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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August 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Unseen: SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2017
Author(s): Roy Jacobsen
ISBN: 0-85705-341-8 / 978-0-85705-341-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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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)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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Paperback Editions

March 2020 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Unseen
Author(s): Roy Jacobsen
ISBN: 1-77196-319-0 / 978-1-77196-319-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Biblioasis
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May 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Unseen: SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2017
Author(s): Roy Jacobsen
ISBN: 1-84866-610-1 / 978-1-84866-610-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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Audio Editions

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
Availability: Amazon   


September 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Unseen
Author(s): Roy Jacobsen, Don Bartlett - translator, Don Shaw - translator
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon AU   


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

March 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Unseen (The Barroy Trilogy Book 1)
Author(s): Roy Jacobsen
Publisher: Biblioasis
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


August 2016 : Australia, 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   Amazon AU