A tale of intense friendship and almost overwhelming grief amongst the frozen fjords of rural Norway.
Tarjei Vesaas died at the age of 72 in the same small village where he was born- Vinje in Telemark, an isolated mountainous district of southern Norway. He wrote more than twenty-five novels and was nominated thirty times for the Nobel Prize.
How simple this novel is. How subtle. How strong. How unlike any
other. It is unique. It is unforgettable. It is extraordinary. --
Doris Lessing * Independent *
It is hard to do justice to The Ice Palace . . . The narrative is urgent, the descriptions relentlessly beautiful, the meaning as powerful as the ice piling up on the lake. * The Times *
Vesaas's laconic sentences are as cold and simple as ice - and as fantastic. * The Telegraph *
The atmosphere created is magical: rather than explaining something, he will just plant a poetic statement and let it grow within you. * The Telegraph *
But if I had to choose a book I'm surprised isn't the most famous book in the world it might be The Ice Palace by Tarjei Vesaas. -- Max Porter * Times Literary Supplement *
A haunting story, full of ice and wind and poetry. -- Dea Brovig * The Guardian *
If I had to choose a book I'm surprised isn't the most famous book in the world it might be The Ice Palace by Tarjei Vesaas. -- Max Porter * Times Literary Supplement *