The Nobel Prize-winning author's magnificent epic novel about a stubbornly independent Icelandic sheep farmer and his spirited daughter.
A saga that somehow contrives to recapture the broad, clear air of
older Icelandic tales. * Observer *
I love this book ... I can't imagine any greater delight than coming to Independent People for the first time. -- Jane Smiley
Funny, clever, sardonic, and brilliant, Independent People is one of my Top Ten Favourite Books of All Time. -- Annie Proulx
Laxness has a poet's imagination and a poet's gift for phrase and symbol ... Bjartur is a magnificent and complex symbol of peasant independence. * The New York Times Book Review *