Olaf Olafsson – The Sacrament

Olaf Olafsson The Sacrament recensie en informatie over de inhoud van deze roman uit IJsland. Op 3 december 2019 verscheen bij Uitgeverij Ecco Press deze Engelstalige roman van de IJslandse schrijver Olaf Olafsson. Er is geen Nederlandse vertaling van de roman beschikbaar.

Olaf Olafsson The Sacrament Recensie

Als de redactie het boek gelezen heeft, kun je op de pagina de recensie en waardering vinden van The Sacrament, geschreven door Olaf Olafsson. Daarnaast zijn hier gegevens van de uitgave en bestelmogelijkheden opgenomen. Bovendien kun je op deze pagina informatie lezen over de inhoud van de nieuwe Engelstalige roman van de IJslandse schrijver Olaf Olafsson.

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The Sacrament

  • Schrijver: Olaf Olafsson (IJsland)
  • Soort boek: IJslandse roman, psychologische roman
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Ecco Press
  • Verschenen: 3 december 2019
  • Omvang: 384 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: Gebonden Boek / Ebook / Luisterboek

Flaptekst van de nieuwe roman van Olaf Olafsson

The haunting, vivid story of a nun whose past returns to her in unexpected ways, all while investigating a mysterious death and a series of harrowing abuse claims.

A young nun is sent by the Vatican to investigate allegations of misconduct at a Catholic school in Iceland. During her time there, on a gray winter’s day, a young student at the school watches the school’s headmaster, Father August Franz, fall to his death from the church tower.

Two decades later, the child—now a grown man, haunted by the past—calls the nun back to the scene of the crime. Seeking peace and calm in her twilight years at a convent in France, she has no choice to make a trip to Iceland again, a trip that brings her former visit, as well as her years as a young woman in Paris, powerfully and sometimes painfully to life. In Paris, she met an Icelandic girl who she has not seen since, but whose acquaintance changed her life, a relationship she relives all while reckoning with the mystery of August Franz’s death and the abuses of power that may have brought it on.

In The Sacrament, critically acclaimed novelist Olaf Olafsson looks deeply at the complexity of our past lives and selves; the faulty nature of memory; and the indelible mark left by the joys and traumas of youth. Affecting and beautifully observed, The Sacrament is both propulsively told and poignantly written—tinged with the tragedy of life’s regrets but also moved by the possibilities of redemption, a new work from a novelist who consistently surprises and challenges.

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