Butterflies in November by Audur Ava Olafsdottir

Butterflies in November by Audur Ava Olafsdottir

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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'

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'Gorgeously quirky' Stylist 'Evocative and humorous' Observer 'Beguiling' Guardian It's been a tough day. She's been dumped. Twice. She's accidentally killed a goose. And now she's suddenly responsible for her best friend's deaf-mute son. But when a shared lottery ticket turns the oddly matched pair into the richest people in Iceland, she and the boy find themselves on a road trip across the country. With cucumber hotels, dead sheep, and any number of her exes on their tail, Butterflies in November is a blackly comic and uniquely moving tale of motherhood, friendship and the power of words. Audur Ava Olafsdottir was born in Iceland in 1958, studied art history in Paris and has lectured in History of Art. Her earlier novel, The Greenhouse (2007), won the DV Culture Award for literature and was nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Award, and her other titles have been translated into 16 languages. She currently lives and works in Reykjavik as the director of the University of Iceland's Art Museum. 'Beautifully crafted and translated...Carefully observed, sensuously written, and often darkly comic' Booktrust

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SKU GOR005837697
Title Butterflies in November
Author By (author) Audur Ava Olafsdottir
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Pushkin Press
Year Published 2014
Number of Pages 304
ISBN 10 1782270132
ISBN 13 9781782270133
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

Details

'Gorgeously quirky' Stylist 'Evocative and humorous' Observer 'Beguiling' Guardian It's been a tough day. She's been dumped. Twice. She's accidentally killed a goose. And now she's suddenly responsible for her best friend's deaf-mute son. But when a shared lottery ticket turns the oddly matched pair into the richest people in Iceland, she and the boy find themselves on a road trip across the country. With cucumber hotels, dead sheep, and any number of her exes on their tail, Butterflies in November is a blackly comic and uniquely moving tale of motherhood, friendship and the power of words. Audur Ava Olafsdottir was born in Iceland in 1958, studied art history in Paris and has lectured in History of Art. Her earlier novel, The Greenhouse (2007), won the DV Culture Award for literature and was nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Award, and her other titles have been translated into 16 languages. She currently lives and works in Reykjavik as the director of the University of Iceland's Art Museum. 'Beautifully crafted and translated...Carefully observed, sensuously written, and often darkly comic' Booktrust
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR005837697
Title Butterflies in November
Author By (author) Audur Ava Olafsdottir
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Pushkin Press
Year Published 2014
Number of Pages 304
ISBN 10 1782270132
ISBN 13 9781782270133
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.