By Jón Kalman Stefánsson
At the start of this tale there's loss of life, and but it's a social gathering of existence - the lives of many generations of Ari's relatives - of the eagerness among a guy and a girl, forbidden love, violence, sorrow, betrayal and melancholy. Happiness and misfortune are handed down from one iteration to the following - the sorrow over what used to be and what could have been weighs seriously at the characters - and on the finish of this chain, for now, stands Ari, on his method to his demise father, with a rating nonetheless to be settled.
The uncooked fantastic thing about lifestyles is written into the dramatic Icelandic panorama, and right into a society that has gone through nice transformation inside a century. In language either archaic and lyrical, and but fullyyt modern, piercingly melancholic and but refreshingly jam-packed with humour, Jón Kalman Stefánsson proves himself to be one of many best ecu writers of his generation.
A significant other quantity to Fish haven't any Feet (longlisted for the guy Booker foreign Prize 2017).
Translated from the Icelandic by way of Philip Roughton
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About the Size of the Universe by Jón Kalman Stefánsson