Saga

Saga
Saga

Saga

A Novel of Medieval Iceland
By Jeff Janoda

FICTION

376 Pages, 9 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF

Trade Paper, $17.95 (CA $21.95) (US $17.95)

ISBN 9780897335683

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Jun 2008)
Academy Chicago Publishers

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Overview

This retelling of the ancient Saga of the People of Eyri is a modern classic. Absolutely gripping and compulsively readable, Booklist said this book, "does what good historical fiction is supposed to do: put a face on history that is recognizable to all." And medieval expert Tom Shippey, writing for the Times Literary Supplement said, "Sagas look like novels superficially, in their size and layout and plain language, but making their narratives into novels is a trick which has proved beyond most who have tried it. Janoda's Saga provides a model of how to do it: pick out the hidden currents, imagine how they would seem to peripheral characters, and as with all historical novels, load the narrative with period detail drawn from the scholars. No better saga adaptation has been yet written."

Reviews

"Janoda paints a richly textured portrait of Icelandic culture... a gripping re-creation of an ancient genre." — Kirkus Reviews

"[Saga]... does what good historical fiction is supposed to do: put a face on history that is recognizable to all." — Booklist

Author Biography

Jeff Janoda is a teacher in Ontario, Canada, where he lives with his wife and two children. He has published short stories in Aboriginal Science Fiction magazine, and several online and printed reviews of movies and books. This is his first novel.