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Heiða : a shepherd at the edge of the world
—Steinunn Sigurðardóttir, author.
Book
2019
1 available of 3 items

Heida is a solitary farmer with a flock of 500 sheep in a remorseless area bordering Iceland's highlands. It's known as the End of the World. One of her nearest neighbours is Iceland's most notorious volcano, Katla, which has periodically driven away the inhabitants of Ljotarstadir ever since people first started farming there in the twelfth century. This portrait of Heida written with wit and humour by one of Iceland's most acclaimed novelists, Steinunn Sigurdardottir, tells a heroic tale of a charismatic young woman, who at 23 walked away from a career as a model in New York to take over the family farm when her father died.

Item Details
Subjects:
Heiða Guðný Ásgeirsdóttir, 1978- -- Homes and haunts -- Iceland.
Iceland -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Shepherds -- Iceland -- Biography.
Shepherds -- Iceland.
Women shepherds -- Iceland -- Biography.
Women shepherds -- Iceland.
Genre:
Biographies.
Other Authors:
Roughton, Philip, translator.
translation of: Steinunn Sigurðardóttir. Heiða-fjalldalabóndinn. English.
ISBN:
9781473696501
Description:
x, 308 pages ; 23 cm
Other Title:
Heida
Notes:
"First published in Iceland in 2016 by Bjartur"--Title page verso.
Translated from the Icelandic.
Contents:
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Autumn
Winter
Spring.
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