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Blue Fox, The


Höfundur Sjon

Þessi vara er ekki fáanleg eins og er

The year is 1883, and the stark Icelandic
landscape is the backdrop for this spellbinding
fable that is part mystery, part fairy tale. The
fates of a priest, a naturalist, and a young
woman with Down syndrome are intrinsically bound
and gradually, surprisingly unraveled."Sjon's
fable...describes its world with brilliant,
precise, concrete colour and detail while at the
same time making things and people mysterious
and ungraspable...The world of 19th-century
Iceland is brilliantly and economically present:
the bareness of the dwellings, the roughness of
the churches and congregations, the meager
food...The novel is a parable, comic, and
lyrical about the nature of things.