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Título: We, The Drowned
Editorial: Harvill Secker, Great Britain
Año de publicación: 2010
Encuadernación: Hard Cover
Condición del libro: As New
Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New
Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author
Edición: First Edition
A true UK first edition / first printing, with the complete numberline 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1 on the copyright page. Flat-signed in blue ink by the author, and unmarred by a dedication or date. A perfect unread copy of this epic, seafaring novel by the acclaimed Danish author. Absolutely no faults. We protect all our books with a removable plastic cover, and send them with care. N° de ref. de la librería 001077
An epic drama of adventure, courage, ruthlessness and passion by one of Scandinavia's most acclaimed storytellers.
In 1848 a motley crew of Danish sailors sets sail from the small island town of Marstal to fight the Germans. Not all of them return - and those who do will never be the same. Among them is the daredevil Laurids Madsen, who promptly escapes again into the anonymity of the high seas.
As soon as he is old enough, his son Albert sets off in search of his missing father on a voyage that will take him to the furthest reaches of the globe and into the clutches of the most nefarious company. Bearing a mysterious shrunken head, and plagued by premonitions of bloodshed, he returns to a town increasingly run by women - among them a widow intent on liberating all men from the tyranny of the sea.
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 spans four generations, two world wars and a hundred years. Carsten Jensen conjures a wise, humorous, thrilling story of fathers and sons, of the women they love and leave behind, and of the sea's murderous promise. This is a novel destined to take its place among the greatest seafaring literature.
"A novel of immense authority and ambition and beauty, by a master storyteller at the height of his powers. This is a book to sail into, to explore, to get lost in, but it is also a book that brings the reader, dazzled by wonders, home to the heart from which great stories come. Meet Carsten Jensen half way and you're spellbound." (Joseph O'Connor)
"'Impressive... one of the more engrossing literary voyages of recent years... Rich, powerful and rewarding'" ( Financial Times)
"Bleak, thrilling and colourful, Carsten Jensen's splendid seafaring epic brings vividly to life the adventures of generations of mariners from the small Danish town of Marstal...The community of living and dead characters offers compelling stories of war, death and adversity, but also triumph and the experience of marvels that have the quality of a legend." ( Metro)
" We, The Drowned is first and foremost a novel about the sea, a novel which has practically been written in cooperation with the great authors of the nineteenth century - Conrad, Melville, Stevenson... We, The Drowned is the best novel I have read in ages." ( Aftenposten, Norway)
"Manoeuvres easily between intimacy, subtlety and contagious pleasure in the greater narrative, the cock-and-bull story and the grotesque details... a counterpart to Gabriel García Márquez and One Hundred Years of Solitude." ( Jyllands-Posten, Denmark)
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