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We, the Drowned (Hardcover) Loot Price: R438 Discovery Miles 4 380 You Save: R107 (20%)
We, the Drowned (Hardcover): Carsten Jensen
We, the Drowned (Hardcover): Carsten Jensen

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We, the Drowned (Hardcover)

Carsten Jensen; Translated by Charlotte Barslund, Emma Ryder

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Carsten Jensen's debut novel has taken the world by storm. Already hailed in Europe as an instant classic, "We, the Drowned" is the story of the port town of Marstal, whose inhabitants have sailed the world's oceans aboard freight ships for centuries. Spanning over a hundred years, from the mid-nineteenth century to the end of the Second World War, and from the barren rocks of Newfoundland to the lush plantations of Samoa, from the roughest bars in Tasmania, to the frozen coasts of northern Russia, "We, the Drowned" spins a magnificent tale of love, war, and adventure, a tale of the men who go to sea and the women they leave behind.

Ships are wrecked at sea and blown up during wars, they are places of terror and violence, yet they continue to lure each generation of Marstal men--fathers and sons--away. Strong, resilient, women raise families alone and sometimes take history into their own hands. There are cannibals here, shrunken heads, prophetic dreams, forbidden passions, cowards, heroes, devastating tragedies, and miraculous survivals--everything that a town like Marstal has actually experienced, and that makes "We, the Drowned" an unforgettable novel, destined to take its place among the greatest seafaring literature.


Imprint: Houghton Mifflin
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2011
First published: February 2011
Authors: Carsten Jensen
Translators: Charlotte Barslund • Emma Ryder
Dimensions: 232 x 162 x 48mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Unsewn / adhesive bound / Paper over boards / With dust jacket
Pages: 678
ISBN-13: 978-0-15-101377-7
Barcode: 9780151013777
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 0-15-101377-2

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