Butterflies in November
Höfundur Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir
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 '.
In a dark Icelandic November, the narrator sees her husband leave without a word of warning. At the same time, her best friend pushes her deaf mute five-year-old son into her care. In an attempt to get a grip, she sets off on a road trip around Iceland with the little man. On the way, numerous encounters and adventures all hilariously told, include a Latvian orchestra, an intrusive mother and a slew of exes trying to make a come back. Butterflies in November is a very light, extremely funny and very moving journey of a woman on the recovery path from missed motherhood and unsuccessful relationships.