Salka Valka

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Roughton, Philip, translator.
Brooklyn, NY : Archipelago Books, 2022.
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624 pages ; 18 cm.
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Brooklyn, NY : Archipelago Books, 2022.


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First published by Útgefandi as Salka Valka, 1931-1932.
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Translated from the Icelandic.
"On a winter night, an eleven-year-old Salvör and her unmarried mother Sigurlína disembark at the remote, run-down fishing village of Óseyri, where life is 'lived in fish and consists of fish.' The two struggle to make their way amidst the rough, salt-worn men of the town. After Sigurlína’s untimely death, Salvör pays for her funeral and walks home alone, precipitating her coming of age as a daring, strong-willed young woman who chops off her hair, earns her own wages, educates herself through political and philosophical texts, and soon becomes an advocate for the town’s working class, organizing a local chapter of the seamen’s union."


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Halldór Laxness, 1., & Roughton, P. (2022). Salka Valka (First Archipelago Books edition.). Archipelago Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Halldór Laxness, 1902-1998 and Philip, Roughton. 2022. Salka Valka. Archipelago Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Halldór Laxness, 1902-1998 and Philip, Roughton. Salka Valka Archipelago Books, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Halldór Laxness, 1902-1998,, and Philip Roughton. Salka Valka First Archipelago Books edition., Archipelago Books, 2022.

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