Butterflies in November (Paperback)
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Butterflies in November (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 07/11/2013
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A hilarious and moving road trip around Iceland in an old car, told by a recently divorced woman with a five year-old boy 'on loan' After a day of being dumped - twice - and accidentally killing a goose, the narrator begins to dream of tropical holidays far away from the chaos of her current life. instead, she finds her plans wrecked by her best friend's deaf-mute son, thrust into her reluctant care. But when a shared lottery ticket nets the two of them over 40 million kroner, she and the boy head off on a road trip across iceland, taking in cucumber-farming hotels, dead sheep, and any number of her exes desperate for another chance. Blackly comic and uniquely moving, Butterflies in November is an extraordinary, hilarious tale of motherhood, relationships and the legacy of life's mistakes. Audur Ava Olafsdottir was born in Iceland in 1958, studied art history in Paris and has lectured in History of Art at the University of Iceland. Her earlier novel, The Greenhouse (2007), won the DV Culture Award for literature and was nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Award. She currently lives and works in Reykjavik. "Quirky and poetic, everything is there...An extraordinary novelist" Madame Figaro "A poetic and sensory narrative" El Pais

Publisher: Pushkin Press
ISBN: 9781782270102

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“An interesting read”

Butterflies In November is translated from the Icelandic by Brian FitzGibbon.
It has been a tough day. She has been dumped twice. She accidentally killed a goose.
And now she is suddenly responsible for her best... More

Paperback edition
13th June 2014
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“It's all inference”

Most of this story takes place on a road trip across the country, with the narrator reflecting on her life and the mistakes she's made, whiclst also trying to communicate with her best friends' deaf-mute... More

Paperback edition
18th January 2014
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“A great wintery tale”

I really enjoyed this book. The writing and the descriptive language were that good, that every night I felt I was being transported to Norway. I loved how you see the relationship develop between the main character... More

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17th December 2013
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