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Welcome back to the land of silence, and harsh contrasts. The island of Barroy is still an unknown place that has almost forgotten time; But war is edging onto its shores and will be forever changed when Ingrid discovers that true peace is fleeting and comes at a cost. This novel of quiet beauty will remind you of a time before that you may not remember but won’t soon forget.— From Shannon's Picks
The highly anticipated sequel to International Booker and Dublin Impac Award-shortlisted The Unseen
No-one can be alone on an island . . . But Ingrid is alone on Barr y, the island that bears her name, and the war of her childhood has been replaced by a new, more terrible present: the Nazi occupation of Norway. When the bodies from a bombed vessel carrying Russian prisoners of war begin to wash up on the shore, Ingrid can't know that one will not only be alive, but could be the answer to a lifetime of loneliness--nor can she imagine what suffering she will endure in hiding her lover from the German authorities, or the journey she will face, after being wrenched from her island as consequence for protecting him, to return home. Or especially that, surrounded by the horrors of battle, among refugees fleeing famine and scorched earth, she will receive a gift, the value of which is beyond measure.
The highly anticipated follow-up to Roy Jacobsen's International Booker and Dublin Impac Award-shortlisted The Unseen, a New York Times New and Noteworthy book, White Shadow is a vividly observed exploration of conflict, love, and human endurance.