Across the Ice

Swedish title: Hemåt över isen

Category: Fiction / General Fiction

Pub date: 08-01-2015

Across the Ice

Gunilla Linn Persson

A story about guilt. And love.
And about the beautiful, powerful archipelago…

Winter, 1914. Werner Engström and his girlfriend Kyra Ingman and their friends set out across the ice toward home on Hustrun Island after a dance on the neighbouring island.Their struggle to make it home in the horrible snow storm will come to shape life on Hustrun for the next hundred years.

At Hustrun 2013, we meet Ellinor Ingman, a woman in her fifties, who singlehandedly runs Algot’s Sea Taxi and takes care of her elderly father Algot. Herrman Engström is on his way from Labrador, Canada to sell his childhood home on Hustrun, now that his father has passed away. When Ellinor discovers that he is the passenger she has come to pick up with the sea taxi, she steers her boat straight into the jetty in shock. And so the story about getting to know a long lost love begins…

ACROSS THE ICE is a portrayal of the Stockholm archipelago then and now; of love and hate away from the mainland. A story which fascinates and takes a serious hold of the heart.

Rights sold

French/Les Escales
German/Insel Verlag

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