Biblioasis Bookclub – White Shadow by Roy Jacobsen

May 16, 2021 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Let’s talk Biblioasis Books! Biblioasis Bookclub is on(line)! Join our friends at Biblioasis Bookshop for a monthly book club focusing on Biblioasis titles!
This month we’re diving into White Shadow, the second book in the Barroy Trilogy and the sequel to The Unseen!
White Shadow retains many of The Unseen’s pleasures, not least Jacobsen’s clean, spare prose … vividly detailed and admirably unsentimental, a noble tribute to the human struggle for decency.”
The Times Literary Supplement 

The highly anticipated sequel to International Booker and Dublin Impac Award-shortlisted The Unseen

No-one can be alone on an island . . . But Ingrid is alone on Barrøy, the island that bears her name, and the war of her childhood has been replaced by a new, more terrible present: the Nazi occupation of Norway. When the bodies from a bombed vessel carrying Russian prisoners of war begin to wash up on the shore, Ingrid can’t know that one will not only be alive, but could be the answer to a lifetime of loneliness—nor can she imagine what suffering she will endure in hiding her lover from the German authorities, or the journey she will face, after being wrenched from her island as consequence for protecting him, to return home. Or especially that, surrounded by the horrors of battle, among refugees fleeing famine and scorched earth, she will receive a gift, the value of which is beyond measure.

The highly anticipated follow-up to Roy Jacobsen’s International Booker and Dublin Impac Award-shortlisted The Unseen, a New York Times New and Noteworthy book, White Shadow is a vividly observed exploration of conflict, love, and human endurance.

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