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Summer Light, and Then Comes the Night By Jon Kalman Stefansson

Summer Light, and Then Comes the Night by Jon Kalman Stefansson

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Bestselling novel by Iceland's outstanding writer - soon to be a film starring Olafur Darri Olafsson (TRAPPED)

Summer Light, and Then Comes the Night Summary

Summer Light, and Then Comes the Night by Jon Kalman Stefansson

AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER AND WINNER OF THE ICELANDIC LITERATURE PRIZE

"The Icelandic Dickens" Irish Examiner

"Stefansson shares the elemental grandeur of Cormac McCarthy" EILEEN BATTERSBY, T.L.S. Supplement

"A wonderful, exceptional writer . . . A timeless storyteller" CARSTEN JENSEN

"Sometimes, in small places, life becomes bigger"

Sometimes a distance from the world's tumult opens our hearts and our dreams. In a village of four hundred souls, the infinite light of an Icelandic summer makes its inhabitants want to explore, and the eternal night of winter lights up the magic of the stars.

The village becomes a microcosm of the age-old conflict between human desire and destiny, between the limits of reality and the wings of the imagination. With humour, with poetry, and with a tenderness for human weaknesses, Stefansson explores the question of why we live at all.

Translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton

Summer Light, and Then Comes the Night Reviews

Stefansson's prose rolls and surges with oceanic splendour. -- Boyd Tonkin * Spectator *
Stefansson shares the elemental grandeur of Cormac McCarthy -- Eileen Battersby * Times Literary Supplement *
Powerful and sparkling . . . Prize-winning translator Philip Roughton's feather-light touch brings out the gleaming, fairy-tale quality of the writing -- Irish Times * Nora O'Mahony *
A wonderful, exceptional writer . . . A timeless storyteller * Carsten Jensen *
The Icelandic Dickens . . . He has the same gift of writing with great understanding, an empathy with troubled souls and a skill at laugh-out-loud comedy -- Tina Neylon * Irish Examiner *

About Jon Kalman Stefansson

Jon Kalman Stefansson's novels have been nominated three times for the Nordic Council Prize for Literature and his novel Summer Light, and then Comes the Night received the Icelandic Prize for Literature in 2005. In 2011 he was awarded the prestigious P.O. Enquist Award. He is perhaps best known for his trilogy - Heaven and Hell, The Sorrow of Angels (longlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize) and The Heart of Man (winner of the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize) - and for Fish Have No Feet (longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2017).

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9780857059758
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Summer Light, and Then Comes the Night by Jon Kalman Stefansson
New
Paperback
Quercus Publishing
2020-03-05
320
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