A young aspiring author named Hanna visits the picturesque Icelandic town of Borgarnes to find Skorri, the brother of her high school crush Tinna working as a salesman at the local farmer’s market. Suddenly pulled into her past, Hanna draws close to Skorri, as he tells her the story of a dark secret shared by the two siblings. Tinna has now moved to Berlin and disappeared without a trace, carrying the truth with her. Skorri is set out to find his sister in the hopes of keeping his secret in the dark but quickly discovers the truth is about to catch up to him, forcing him to make some choices that will change his life forever.
The story of Tinna and Skorri is about the depth and violence of love, the struggle with destiny beyond our control, about the power of the narrator and how much we are willing to sacrifice for the truth.
|Icelandic Audiobook Awards (Best novel of the year) Iceland|
“Some books seize you with the first sentence and never let go. Brother is one of those books. It’s not only the thrilling plot that keeps you immersed in the story, but also the marvellous style, the philosophical thoughts and the author’s insight. ”
“Brother is an elaborate work of contemporary fiction that deals with the life’s largest questions. ”
“This is majestic fiction /…/ Armand is such a wise author, he has the ability to put thoughts and observations into words in a way that makes you wonder why you haven’t thought of them yourself. ”
“Without a doubt Armand’s best work so far. I couldn’t put it down. ”
“In Brother, Armand offers strong character development, a truly compelling story, and some thrilling excitement in his best novel so far. ”
- Halldór Armand Ásgeirsson
- Reading material
English sample translation
- Rights sold
France, Editions Métailié
Turkey, Hep Kitap