Storytellers

March 7, 2019|
Storytellers by Bjørn Larssen
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On a long, cold Icelandic night in March 1920, Gunnar, a hermit blacksmith, finds himself with an unwanted lodger – Sigurd, an injured stranger who offers a story from the past. But some stories, even those of an old man who can barely walk, are too dangerous to hear. They might alter the listener’s life forever... by ending it.

Others are keen on changing Gunnar’s life as well. Overbearing Brynhildur is set on marrying him. The Conservative Women of Iceland are determined to make him a model Christian. Gunnar’s doctor is preparing an intervention. An enigmatic elf might exist... or not. And the demons in his mind never leave for long… With so many keen to change Gunnar’s fate, will he find strength and courage to write his own story?

Bjørn Larssen's debut novel is an otherworldly, emotive Icelandic saga – a story of love and loneliness, relief and suffering, hatred… and hope.


Coffee Pot Book Club Award Winner
Shortlisted for Coffee Pot Book of the Year (Historical Fiction)
Readers' Choice Best Cover Award Winner



Note: British English conventions, spelling, and grammar were used in this book.


The author is an ex-blacksmith, lover of all things Icelandic, physically located in Amsterdam, spiritually living in a log cabin near Akureyri. He has published stories and essays in Polish and American magazines, both online and in print. This is his first novel.

Title:StorytellersFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:292 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.81 inShipping dimensions:292 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.81 inPublished:March 7, 2019Publisher:JosephtailorLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9082998505

ISBN - 13:9789082998504

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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