59 books to watch out for in 2020 – all from independent publishers
From folk tales to diplomats, botanists to lost homelands, hermits to thrillers

Deirdre Falvey

(…) Inspired by the author’s real-life encounter with a mysterious hermit, Snow, Dog, Foot is the oblivion of the alps seen through the eyes of Italian hermit Adelmo Farandola. We follow Adelmo through the seasons on the mountain joined by a talkative dog. When the ice thaws and a foot is revealed poking through the snow, Adelmo’s grip on reality starts to slip. Snow, Dog, Foot is the first book translated through the Peirene Stevns Prize (open until January 31st for aspiring Swedish to English translators), and J’s first full length translation.

(Deirdre Falvey, The Irish Times, 30/01/2020)

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