Hotel Silence (Paperback)
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Hotel Silence (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 22/02/2018
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'Olafsdottir's specialty is the small journeys we take to save ourselves and the ones we care for. She is the heart's finest map-maker' Sjon Winner of the Icelandic Literature Prize< Jonas feels like his life is over. His wife has left him, his mother is slipping deeper into dementia, and his daughter is no longer who he thought. So he comes up with a foolproof plan: to buy a one-way ticket to a chaotic,war-ravaged country and put an end to it all. But on arriving at Hotel Silence, he finds his plans - and his anonymity - begin to dissolve under the foreign sun. Now there are other things that need his attention, like the crumbling hotel itself, the staff who run it, and his unusual fellow guests. And soon it becomes clear that Jonas must decide whether he really wants to leave it all behind; or give life a second chance, albeit down a most unexpected path...

Publisher: Pushkin Press
ISBN: 9781782274216
Number of pages: 224
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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“A witty and engaging novel that ably handles a topic of considerable emotional depth.”

'Hotel Silence' - the second of Ólafsdóttir's novels to be published in English by Pushkin Press - is a real delight. Yes, the subject matter may be rather depressing (Jónas' wife leaves him, his... More

Paperback edition
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15th March 2018
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“Hotel Silence”

Jónas Ebeneser feels like he’s disappearing from his life, although perhaps not quite quickly enough. Wandering around in a fog of misery and loneliness, he sums himself up as “About to turn forty-nine. Male.... More

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23rd February 2018
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