The ice palace
A beautiful gift edition of Vesaas's beautiful prose-novel, The Ice Palace, featuring a die-cut dust jacket and contemporary art. In rural Norway, one evening after school, eleven-year-old Siss and Unn strike up a deep and unusual bond. When the next day Unn sets off alone into the wintry woods … LES MER in search of a mysterious frozen waterfall, known locally as the 'ice palace', and does not return, a devastated Siss takes it upon herself to find her missing friend and ensure she is not forgotten. The Ice Palace is one of the most memorable achievements in modern literature thanks in large part to Vesaas's unique command of a sparse, figurative and fragmentary style, the beauty and effect of which is not lost in translation. As part of the Peter Owen Cased Classics series, this special hardback edition is bound with printed endpapers, head and tail bands and a ribbon marker. The elegant dust jacket features a die cutting in the shape of an ice shard, while printed on the cover board is the work of acclaimed British contemporary artist Kaye Donachie. LES MINDRE
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