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Paradísarheimt
Halldór Laxness
publisher: , 1960

translated as:
Paradise Reclaimed
publisher: Querido, Amsterdam,
translation:

refered to by:
Walking Into the Night
Olaf Olafsson


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The quixotic hero of this long-lost classic is Steinar of Hlidar, a generous but very poor man who lives peacefully on a tiny farm in nineteenth-century Iceland with his wife and two adoring young children. But when he impulsively offers his children's beloved pure-white pony to the visiting King of Denmark, he sets in motion a chain of disastrous events that leaves his family in ruins and himself at the other end of the earth, optimistically building a home for them among the devout polygamists in the Promised Land of Utah.

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Paradise Reclaimed
1960
An idealistic Icelandic farmer journeys to Mormon Utah and back in search of paradise.
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