on May 28 Lars Mytting’s UK publisher MacLehose is hosting a wonderful online-event for The Bell in the Lake, with Lars and his English translator Deborah Dawkin.
Here are the details of the bookgroup which will be hosted on Zoom. We hope to see you there!
Topic: Read the World book group
Time: May 28, 2020 08:00 PM London
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/99003527492?pwd=eUpxcEFuRmtIdWtkaFd3TlF5R0Jodz09
Meeting ID: 990 0352 7492
“Best-selling Norwegian author Mytting has created something beautiful, a perfect evocation of a place and a culture, a melding of old Norse tradition with the encroaching modern world. The cold, the smell of the tar on the church’s timbers, the dark resonance of the bells—every element of the setting and those who inhabit it is crafted with consummate skill. This first in a trilogy will have readers eagerly awaiting the next by this accomplished author.” – Booklist Review
“Rich, sinuous prose makes tangible the villagers’ gritty perseverance in the face of poverty, isolation and the unpredictable climate… The Bell in the Lake is a beautiful example of modern Norwegian folklore.” – The Guardian
“Lyrical, melancholy and with beautifully drawn characters, this pitches old beliefs against new ways with a haunting delicacy that rings true.” – DAILY MAIL