The Sixteen Trees of the Somme

Lars Mytting

£8.99

Paperback

Fiction > Fiction in translation

ISBN: 9780857056061

Description

A family story of epic scale, by the author of NORWEGIAN WOOD and THE BELL IN THE LAKE. “An intricate story about war, family, secrets and,yes, wood …

An engaging, satisfying read” The Times”So cleverly plotted, and it builds up such effortless dramatic momentum as it zeroes in on its conclusion” ScotsmanEdvard 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. A TIMES BESTSELLERMytting’s book is as much a romantic historical thriller as it is a book of promise, a page-turner as it is a reflective journey into selfhood, history, life’s meaning and individual moral responsibility – Mika Provata-Carlone, BookanistaTranslated from the Norwegian by Paul Russell Garrett


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Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 5 cm