The Blue Fox (Paperback)
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The Blue Fox (Paperback)

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Paperback 80 Pages / Published: 07/03/2008
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WINNER OF THE NORDIC LITERARY PRIZE AND NOMINATED FOR THE ICELANDIC LITERATURE PRIZE The year is 1883. The stark Icelandic winter landscape is the backdrop. We follow the priest, Skugga-Baldur, on his hunt for the enigmatic blue fox. From there we're then transported to the world of the naturalist Fridrik B. Fridriksson and his charge, Abba, who suffers from Down's syndrome, and who came to his rescue when he was on the verge of disaster. Then to a shipwreck off the Icelandic coast in the spring of 1868. The fates of all these characters are intrinsically bound, and gradually, surprisingly, unravelled in this spellbinding fable that is part mystery, part fairy tale.

Publisher: Saqi Books
ISBN: 9781846590375
Number of pages: 80
Weight: 113 g
Dimensions: 200 x 130 x 10 mm


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'When I need something epic and lyrical I call upon Sjon.' Bjork'Weaves themes from Icelandic sagas, and romantic narrative art into a fascinating story in which present day ethical questions stand out.' The Nordic Council

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Angie at Glasgow Sauchiehall Street

“ I will definitely be reading more Sjón.”

A stark and haunting little novel, really no more than a short story, with many pages containing no more than a few lines of text. It struck me as kind of a cross between Hemingway and Kobo Abe (e.g. The Woman in the... More

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