Paradise Reclaimed

Paradise Reclaimed

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Author/Editor: Laxness, Halldor
Publisher: Vintage
Date: 2002
Binding: Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 320 p. Vintage International. Audience: General/trade.
Condition: USED - Very good. An unmarked copy with tight binding. Two small tears along edge of back cover, otherwise minor shelf wear.

The quixotic hero of this long-lost classic is Steinar of Hlidar, a generous but very poor man who lives peacefully on a tiny farm in nineteenth-century Iceland with his wife and two adoring young children. But when he impulsively offers his children's beloved pure-white pony to the visiting King of Denmark, he sets in motion a chain of disastrous events that leaves his family in ruins and himself at the other end of the earth, optimistically building a home for them among the devout polygamists in the Promised Land of Utah. By the time the broken family is reunited, Laxness has spun his trademark blend of compassion and comically brutal satire into a moving and spellbinding enchantment, composed equally of elements of fable and folkore and of the most humble truths.