A Summer of Drowning
A young girl, Liv, lives with her mother on a remote island in the Arctic Circle. Her only friend is an old man who beguiles her with tales of trolls, mermaids, and the huldra, a wild spirit who appears as an irresistably beautiful girl, to tempt young men to danger and death. Then two boys drown within weeks of each other under mysterious circumstances, in the still, moonlit waters off the shores of Liv's home.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jkdavies - LibraryThing
very difficult to describe this book, it is beautiful and strange, but in a self concious way... the problem with having a central character so isolated is that she doesn't care and so you end up not really caring about her. Enjoyable to read but not 100% satisfying Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - sometimeunderwater - LibraryThing
Quite bad. It's unfortunate, I bought the book after seeing Burnside won the TS Eliot Prize, so he can obviously write poetry. But on the evidence of this, it doesn't seem he can write novels. The ... Read full review