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By Jón Kalman Stefánsson

At the start of this tale there's demise, and but it's a get together of lifestyles - the lives of many generations of Ari's kin - of the fervour among a guy and a girl, forbidden love, violence, sorrow, betrayal and melancholy. Happiness and misfortune are handed down from one new release to the subsequent - the sorrow over what used to be and what could have been weighs seriously at the characters - and on the finish of this chain, for now, stands Ari, on his strategy to his loss of life father, with a ranking nonetheless to be settled.

The uncooked great thing about existence is written into the dramatic Icelandic panorama, and right into a society that has passed through nice transformation inside of a century. In language either archaic and lyrical, and but solely modern, piercingly melancholic and but refreshingly choked with humour, Jón Kalman Stefánsson proves himself to be one of many most interesting eu writers of his generation.

A significant other quantity to Fish don't have any Feet (longlisted for the guy Booker foreign Prize 2017).

Translated from the Icelandic by means of Philip Roughton

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By Jón Kalman Stefánsson

At the start of this tale there's demise, and but it's a get together of lifestyles - the lives of many generations of Ari's kin - of the fervour among a guy and a girl, forbidden love, violence, sorrow, betrayal and melancholy. Happiness and misfortune are handed down from one new release to the subsequent - the sorrow over what used to be and what could have been weighs seriously at the characters - and on the finish of this chain, for now, stands Ari, on his strategy to his loss of life father, with a ranking nonetheless to be settled.

The uncooked great thing about existence is written into the dramatic Icelandic panorama, and right into a society that has passed through nice transformation inside of a century. In language either archaic and lyrical, and but solely modern, piercingly melancholic and but refreshingly choked with humour, Jón Kalman Stefánsson proves himself to be one of many most interesting eu writers of his generation.

A significant other quantity to Fish don't have any Feet (longlisted for the guy Booker foreign Prize 2017).

Translated from the Icelandic by means of Philip Roughton

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