Bennett is deeply engaged in the unknowability of other people and the scourge of colorism. Lars Mytting’s non-fiction work Norwegian Wood made the Scandinavian art of chopping firewood into an improbable bestseller. His novel The Bell in the Lake (MacLehose £16.99, translated by Deborah Dawkin) is set in a remote Norwegian village in 1880. Schonauer's task is to prepare sketches of the building, figure out the peculiarities of its construction and oversee and organise its dismantling before it is reassembled in Dresden exactly as stood in Butangen. Its magic pure and its mysteries pri­mor­dial, Lars Myt­ting’s novel The Bell in the Lake is a tour de force set in the untamed wilds of Nor­way. The lake has frozen, and for months the ground is too hard to bury the dead. "Change came slowly," Mytting writes. The conflicts and the problems that arise have less to do with social and cultural differences than personal ones that run up against family backgrounds and old traditions. Download. Full access is for members only. Astrid is a particularly strong character, so it’s unfortunate that Mytting seems to lose track of her as the book goes on, choosing to focus instead on Gerhard, a romantic and idealistic figure. ‧ She longs for the world that’s represented by the newspapers that Kai shares with her, where the light of gas lamps reaches inward to illuminate minds. It is forbidden to copy anything for publication elsewhere without written permission from the copyright holder. Then 60,50 € per month.New customers onlyCancel anytime during your trial, Try full digital access and see why over 1 million readers subscribe to the FT, FT print edition delivered Monday - Saturday along with ePaper access, Premium access for multiple users, with integrations & admin tools, Purchase a Trial subscription for 1,00 € for 4 weeks, You will be billed 60,50 € per month after the trial ends, Purchase a Digital subscription for 6,50 € per week, You will be billed 37,50 € per month after the trial ends, Purchase a Print subscription for 10,61 € per week, You will be billed 102,96 € per month after the trial ends, Purchase a Team or Enterprise subscription for per week, You will be billed per month after the trial ends, Donald Trump tells government to co-operate with Biden transition, Janet Yellen prepares for second act at pinnacle of US economic policymaking, Nigeria’s richest plough money into Africa’s biggest economy, UK telecoms groups face huge fines for Huawei breaches, Rishi Sunak to set out £4.3bn plan to tackle threat of mass unemployment, France demands digital tax payments from US tech groups, US stocks set record high as investors look to new administration, Tesla’s market value soars to $500bn ahead of S&P 500 debut, The shift to remote work carries an inherent risk, What the world can learn from the Covid-19 pandemic, Airlines offer passengers health passes to steer out of Covid crisis, UK bosses rush to sell stakes over capital gains tax fears, Germany frets over its corporate dependency on China, Why the world’s biggest security company is under attack, City of London makes late scramble to limit Brexit disruption, Vaccine hopes set off rush for emerging markets, ECB signals lifting of ban on bank dividends next year, Oil prices hit highest level since March on vaccine hopes, Lessons from Japan: High-income countries have common problems, Bitcoin finally finds a rationale in doomsday scenarios, China sends a message with Australian crackdown, ‘There will be shocks’: Yngve Slyngstad, Norway’s $1tn man. All Rights Reserved. Winter is hard in Butangen, a village secluded at the end of a valley. The arrival of the German is something of a novelty for an isolated community with little experience of the outside world, particularly for 20 year old Astrid Hekne. Author ‧ Bennett keeps all these plot threads thrumming and her social commentary crisp. RELEASE DATE: June 2, 2020. The young man is a talented builder who has strong personal values. Reviewed by Michelle Anne Schingler September / October 2020. Sep 2020, 400 pages, Book Reviewed by:Rebecca Foster

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