Butterflies in November

Butterflies in November

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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. AuAdur Ava OlafsdA³ttir 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. qQuirky and poetic, everything is there... An extraordinary novelistq Madame Figaro qA poetic and sensory narrativeq El PaAssIn the background of the photograph, there is a four- year-old manual car. The three goldfish are writhing in the boota€”he doesna#39;t know that yeta€”and the double blue sleeping bag is soaking wet. Soon Ia#39;ll be buying two new down duvets at the anbsp;...

Title:Butterflies in November
Author:Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir
Publisher:Pushkin Press - 2013-11-07


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