Waterstones‘ Fiction Book of the Month

For decades, secrets have haunted Edvard’s family. The arrival of a beautifully-made coffin from his grandfather’s supposedly-dead brother opens a journey that will take Edvard across Europe and the devastating legacy of two world wars.

A European literary superstar Lars Mytting made his name in the UK with the translation of his breakaway hit Norwegian Wood. He further confirms his elegant skills as novelist in this perfectly-plotted tale of family conflict and the divisive toll of war.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. (Waterstones)

Lars Mytting

Lars Mytting