A small group of social outcasts form a reluctant alliance on an abandoned farm in 1850’s Denmark. Novel
“Cecil Bødker’s characters are raw and sensitive, unpredictable and universal. The young boy, Tacit, untangles secrets in mythic stories of family, love and sacrifice. Each character has refused to leave me.”
– Jacqueline Sheehan, New York Times bestselling author of The Center of the World.
Once-in-a-lifetime storytelling with the power of Faulkner. These characters live and breathe in Michael Goldman’s expert translation. Cecil Bødker’s prose rings with sheer humanness that connects us all.
– Casey Harding, Managing Editor, The Missing Slate
The first words, the first lines, and we are her captive and her fan. There is no waiting for a reward; it is there in every sentence. Beautiful work based on language, style, and description of characters and society.
– Annelise Vestergaard, Jyllands-Posten
…every word believable. Quite a rare achievement. The Water Farm is the ideal of fine, unassuming, story-telling craft.
– Bent Mohn, Politikken