Clearing Out

Clearing Out

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Clearing Out

$25.95

SKU: 67030

by Helene Uri, Norway,
translated by Barbara Sjoholm. 
Inspired by Helene Uri’s own journey into her family’s ancestry, this emotionally resonant novel tells two intertwining stories: A novelist, living in Oslo with her husband and children, contemplates her new protagonist, Ellinor Smidt—a language researcher, divorced and in her late thirties, with a doctorate but no steady job. Unexpectedly the novelist learns that her grandfather was the son of a coastal Sami fisherman—something no one in her family ever talked about. Uncertain, she continues to write her novel, in which her heroine Ellinor travels to Finnmark in the far north to study the dying languages of the Sami families there. The Sami people she meets is a culture little known in her own world, and she discovers a rich history history and a connection charged with mystery and promise. 
Hardcover, 282pp. 2019

$ $25.95