The Sixteen Trees of the Somme
The Sixteen Trees of the Somme
ISBN
9780857056047
Released
August 10, 2017
Publisher
MacLehose Press
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  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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About

By Norway's bestselling novelist and the author of NORWEGIAN WOOD, a family story of epic scale.


Edvard grows up on a remote mountain farmstead in Norway with his taciturn grandfather, Sverre. The death of his parents, when he was three years old, has always been shrouded in mystery - he has never been told how or where it took place and has only a distant memory of his mother.


But he knows that the fate of his grandfather's brother, Einar, is somehow bound up with this mystery. One day a coffin is delivered for his grandfather long before his death - a meticulous, beautiful piece of craftsmanship. Perhaps Einar is not dead after all.


Edvard's desperate quest to unlock the family's tragic secrets takes him on a long journey - from Norway to the Shetlands, and to the battlefields of France - to the discovery of a very unusual inheritance. The Sixteen Trees of the Somme is about the love of wood and finding your own self, a beautifully intricate and moving tale that spans an entire century.


Translated from the Norwegian by Paul Russell Garrett

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