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Independent People Audio Book

Independent People

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This magnificent novel-which secured for its author the 1955 Nobel Prize in Literature is now available to contemporary American audiences. Although it is set in the early twentieth century, it recalls both Iceland's medieval epics and such classics as Sigrid Undset's Kristin Lavransdatter. And if Bjartur of Summerhouses, the book's protagonist, is an ordinary sheep farmer, his flinty determination to achieve independence is genuinely heroic and, at the same time, terrifyingand bleakly comic. Having spent eighteen years in humiliating servitude, Bjarfur wants nothing more than to raise his flocks unbeholden to any man.