558 pp. 8vo. By the Pulitzer Prize winning author of A Thousand Acres. The Greenlanders is an enthralling novel in the epic tradition of the old Norse sagas. Set in the fourteenth century in Europe's most farflung outpost, a land of glittering fjords, blasting winds, sun-warmed meadows, and high, dark mountains, The Greenlanders is the story of one family–proud landowner Asgeir Gunnarsson; his daughter Margret, whose willful independence leads her into passionate adultery and exile; and his son Gunnar, whose quest for knowledge is at the compelling center of this unforgettable book. Jane Smiley takes us into this world of farmers, priests, and lawspeakers, of hunts and feasts and long-standing feuds, and by an act of literary magic, makes a remote time, place, and people not only real but dear to us.Keywords: FICTION SAGAS HISTORICAL JANE SMILEY GREENLANDERS PULITZER PRIZE WINNER SIGNED FIRST EDITION First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Small spot on top page ridge, corners slightly pushed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. First Edition. Collectible; Very Good/Very Good. (Inventory #: 2196815)
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