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The Blue Fox

By Sjon, Victoria Cribb (Translated by)

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Format: Paperback / softback, 112 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 07 March 2008
The year is 1883. The stark Icelandic winter landscape is the backdrop. We follow the priest, Skugga-Baldur, on his hunt for the enigmatic blue fox. We're then transported to the world of the naturalist Friethrik B. Friethriksson and his charge, Abba, who suffers from Down's syndrome, and who came to his rescue when he was on the verge of disaster. Then to a shipwreck off the Icelandic coast in the spring of 1868. The fates of Friethrik, Abba and Baldur are intrinsically bound and unravelled in this spellbinding book that is part thriller, part fairy tale.

About the Author

Sjon was born in Reykjavik in 1962. His first collection of poetry was published when he was sixteen. He has since gone on to publish many poetry collections, novels, plays and books for children. He has received numerous literary awards, and was nominated for an Academy Award for the music for Dancer In The Dark, directed by Lars von Trier.

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'When I need something epic and lyrical I call upon Sjon.' Bjork'Weaves themes from Icelandic sagas, and romantic narrative art into a fascinating story in which present day ethical questions stand out.' The Nordic Council

EAN: 9781846590375
ISBN: 184659037X
Publisher: Telegram Books
Dimensions: 19.81 x 12.7 x 1.02 centimetres (0.08 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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