The Greenlanders (Paperback)

Author: Smiley, Jane

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Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author Jane Smiley's The Greenlanders" is an enthralling novel in the epic tradition of the old Norse sagas.
Set in the fourteenth century in Europe's most farflung outpost, a land of glittering fjords, blasting winds, sun-warmed meadows, and high, dark mountains, The Greenlanders" is the story of one family-proud landowner Asgeir Gunnarsson; his daughter Margret, whose willful independence leads her into passionate adultery and exile; and his son Gunnar, whose quest for knowledge is at the compelling center of this unforgettable book. Jane Smiley takes us into this world of farmers, priests, and lawspeakers, of hunts and feasts and long-standing feuds, and by an act of literary magic, makes a remote time, place, and people not only real but dear to us.

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9781400095469
SKU 31196719
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1400095468
Release Date 4/10/2007
Author Info
Jane Smiley
An only child, Jane Smiley grew up outside St. Louis with her mother and grandmother; her father deserted the family when she was a year old. Her mother was a newspaper editor. Smiley determined from a very early age that she would become a fiction writer. She graduated from Vassar in 1971 and also has an M.F.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. For many years, she taught at Iowa State. Her first novel was published in 1980. She has been married three times.
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Annotation Set in 14th-century Greenland, THE GREENLANDERS tells the story of the Gunnarsson family: rebellious daughter Margret and ever-questing son Gunnar. In this exhaustively researched epic novel of hardship and human frailty, Jane Smiley delves deeply into Greenland history, customs, and culture, while also providing a stirring human drama.
Editors Note In fourteenth-century Greenland, a small Norse settlement struggles for survival through increasingly harsh winters, famine, witchcraft, and a tragic feud between the family of Asgeir Gunnarsson and one of his neighbors. Reprint.
Editors Note 2 In fourteenth-century Greenland, a small Norse settlement struggles for survival through increasingly harsh winters, famine, witchcraft, and a tragic feud between the family of Asgeir Gunnarsson and one of his neighbors. Reprint.
Editors Note 3 Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author Jane Smiley?s The Greenlanders is an enthralling novel in the epic tradition of the old Norse sagas.Set in the fourteenth century in Europe?s most farflung outpost, a land of glittering fjords, blasting winds, sun-warmed meadows, and high, dark mountains, The Greenlanders is the story of one family?proud landowner Asgeir Gunnarsson; his daughter Margret, whose willful independence leads her into passionate adultery and exile; and his son Gunnar, whose quest for knowledge is at the compelling center of this unforgettable book. Jane Smiley takes us into this world of farmers, priests, and lawspeakers, of hunts and feasts and long-standing feuds, and by an act of literary magic, makes a remote time, place, and people not only real but dear to us.
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Number of Pages 0581
Publisher Anchor Books

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