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Eyes of the Rigel

By Roy Jacobsen and Don Bartlett and Don Shaw
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Publisher Description

The highly anticipated third novel in a historical series that began with International Booker-shortlisted The Unseen

The war is over, and Ingrid Barrøy leaves the island that shares her name to search for the father of her daughter. Alexander, the Russian POW who survived the sinking of the Rigel, has attempted to cross the mountains to Sweden, and now Ingrid follows, carrying their child in her arms, the girl’s dark eyes and a handwritten note her only mementoes of their relationship. Along the way she will encounter partisans and collaborators, refugees and deserters, sinners and servants in a country still bearing the scars of occupation—and before her journey’s end, she’ll be forced to ask herself how well she really knows the man she’s risking everything to find.

Preceded by the International Booker Prize-shortlisted The Unseen and the critically acclaimed White Shadow, Eyes of the Rigel is an unforgettable odyssey and a captivating investigation of memory, guilt, and hope.

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“I bought this book not paying enough attention to know it was the third book in a series. It tells a beautiful story of Ingrid and her journey to find the father of her child, Alexander. As she journeys further from her home Barroy she meets many different characters whom provide pieces to Alexander’s story since he left Barroy. Not always helpful, truthful or trustworthy, she pushes forward with the weight of questions unanswered and Kaja (her daughter) on her shoulders. I’ll definitely go back and read the earlier books but this alone was a great, sometimes frustrating story.”

About Roy Jacobsen

Born in Oslo to a family that came from northern Norway, Roy Jacobsen has twice been nominated for the Nordic Council’s Literary Award. He is the author of more than fifteen novels and is a member of the Norwegian Academy for Language and Literature. In 2009 he was shortlisted for the Dublin Impac Award for his novel The Burnt-Out Town of Miracles. Another novel, Child Wonder, won the Norwegian Booksellers' Prize and was a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection. The Unseen, the first of a series of novels about Ingrid and her family, was a phenomenal bestseller in Norway and was shortlisted for the 2017 Man Booker International Prize and the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award, selected as a 2020 Indie Next pick in North America, and named a New York Times New and Noteworthy book. White Shadow, the second Barrøy novel, was published in North America by Biblioasis in 2021.

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