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From the Mouth of the Whale
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From the Mouth of the Whale (Paperback)

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Synopsis

The year is 1635. Iceland is a world darkened by superstition, poverty and cruelty. Men of science marvel over a unicorn s horn, poor folk worship the Virgin in secret and both books and men are burnt. Jonas Palmason, a poet and self-taught healer, has been condemned to exile for heretical conduct, having fallen foul of the local magistrate. Banished to a barren island, Jonas recalls his exorcism of a walking corpse on the remote Snjafjoell coast, the frenzied massacre of innocent Basque whalers at the hands of local villagers, and the deaths of three of his children.



From the Mouth of the Whale is a magical evocation of an enlightened mind and a vanished age.

Fiction & PoetryFiction in translationFiction & PoetryHistorical FictionFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Saqi Books Publication Date: 01/05/2011 ISBN-13: 9781846590832  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Sjon was born in Reykjavik in 1962. He won the Nordic Council's Literature Prize (the equivalent of the Man Booker Prize) for The Blue Fox, which was also longlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in 2009. Sjon was nominated for an Oscar for his lyrics in the Lars von Trier film Dancer in the Dark,and has been working on Bjork's current musical project, Biophilia. His work has been translated into twenty-two languages.

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