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Somewhere Over the Sea

Written by Halfdan W Freihow

Translated by Robert Ferguson

  • 216 Pages
  • 9781770891005
  • 7.5" x 5"
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Children with Special Needs


Publication Date June 02, 2012

In this deeply moving and elegantly written book, Halfdan W. Freihow takes Gabriel, his young autistic son, on a journey through the full spectrum of human experience. With great love, profound tenderness, and gentle wit, Freihow captures Gabriel's triumphs and disappointments, his joy and frustration, while struggling to help him make sense of a world that he himself does not, and cannot, fully comprehend. A powerful, honest, and achingly beautiful narrative, Somewhere Over the Sea describes a complex, loving relationship that is sometimes fraught with misunderstanding, but always bolstered by unconditional love. A must-read for all parents.


Halfdan W Freihow
Halfdan W. Freihow grew up in Mexico, Norway, Spain, and Belgium and has worked as a publisher, reporter, translator, and literary critic. Dear Gabriel: Letter From a Father is his first book and was nominated for the Brage Prize, the most prestigious literary award in Norway.

Robert Ferguson
Robert Ferguson is a renowned translator of Scandinavian literature. He has also written biographies of Knut Hamsun, Henry Miler, and Henrik Ibsen.