Kári Gíslason The Promise of Iceland

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The Promise of Iceland

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Born from a secret liaison between a British mother and an Icelandic father, Kári Gíslason was the subject of a promise: a promise elicited by his father not to reveal his identity in order to spare his wife and five other children. At the age of 27, Kári decides to break the pact between his parents by contacting his father’s family; what follows makes for a riveting journey over landscapes, time, and memory. From the shark net at Sydney’s Balmoral and an unsettled life in the English countryside to the harsh yellow summer of Brisbane and the freezing cold winters of Iceland, the author traces his mother’s steps into the arms of a secret lover. At the culmination of this poignant, painful, and joyous story, Kári’s determination to defy his father’s wishes results in his uniting with his relatives.

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Kári Gíslason is a lecturer in creative writing and literary studies at Queensland University of Technology and a former professor at both the University of Iceland and the University of Queensland. He is also a former judge for the Steele Rudd Short Story Collection Prize.

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Kari Gislason
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Description du livre University of Queensland Press, Australia, 2015. Paperback. État : New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Born from a secret liaison between a British mother and an Icelandic father, Kari Gislason was the subject of a promise - a promise elicited from his father to not reveal his identity. The Icelandic city of Reykjavik, where Kari was born, was also home to his father and his father s wife and four children - none of whom knew of Kari s existence. Moving regularly between Iceland and Australia, he grew up aware of his father s identity, but understanding that it was the subject of a secret pact between his parents. At the age of 27, he makes a decision to break the pact and contacts his father s other family. What follows, and what leads him there, makes for a riveting journey over landscapes, time and memory. Kari travels from the freezing cold winters of Iceland to the shark net at Sydney s Balmoral, to an unsettled life in the English countryside to the harsh yellow summer of Brisbane and back again. He traces the steps of his mother who, in the mid-1960s, answered an ad in The Times for an English-speaking secretary and found herself in Iceland among the Army of Foreign Secretaries , and in the arms of a secret lover.Iceland becomes the substitute for the father Kari never really knew as he discovers the meaning of home and closes the circle of his own fatherless life. N° de réf. du libraire AAV9780702239069

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Description du livre University of Queensland Press, Australia, 2015. Paperback. État : New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Born from a secret liaison between a British mother and an Icelandic father, Kari Gislason was the subject of a promise - a promise elicited from his father to not reveal his identity. The Icelandic city of Reykjavik, where Kari was born, was also home to his father and his father s wife and four children - none of whom knew of Kari s existence. Moving regularly between Iceland and Australia, he grew up aware of his father s identity, but understanding that it was the subject of a secret pact between his parents. At the age of 27, he makes a decision to break the pact and contacts his father s other family. What follows, and what leads him there, makes for a riveting journey over landscapes, time and memory. Kari travels from the freezing cold winters of Iceland to the shark net at Sydney s Balmoral, to an unsettled life in the English countryside to the harsh yellow summer of Brisbane and back again. He traces the steps of his mother who, in the mid-1960s, answered an ad in The Times for an English-speaking secretary and found herself in Iceland among the Army of Foreign Secretaries , and in the arms of a secret lover. Iceland becomes the substitute for the father Kari never really knew as he discovers the meaning of home and closes the circle of his own fatherless life. N° de réf. du libraire AAV9780702239069

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Description du livre U.Q.P., 2011. Paperback. État : New. In 1990, at the age of seventeen, Kári Gíslason travelled to Iceland, the land of his birth, and arranged to meet his father.  What he found was not what he expected.Born from a secret liaison between a British mother and an Icelandic father, Kári moved regularly between Iceland, England and Australia.  He grew up aware of who his father was, but understood his mother had promised never to reveal his father's identity.  It was a promise his father was to also elicit from him when they met.A decade later, Kári made the decision to break the promise and he contacted his half-siblings, who knew nothing of his existence.  What led him there and what followed makes for a heartfelt and riveting journey over landscapes, time and memory, searching for a sense of belonging. 'Their love meant it would always be just me and my mother, a lone parent with a lone child . . . supported by the promise made to Gísli, and the promise of Iceland that it offered.'. Paperback. N° de réf. du libraire MM-40020468

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