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The Fish Can Sing
Author: Halldor Laxness

ISBN: 9781860469343
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 2 February 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.0 x 2.1
Abandoned as a baby, Alfgrimur is content to spend his days as a fisherman living in the turf cottage outside Reykjavik with the elderly couple he calls grandmother and grandfather. There he shares the mid-loft with a motley bunch of eccentrics and philosophers who find refuge in the simple respect for their fellow men that is the ethos at the Brekkukot. But the narrow horizons of Alfgrimur's idyllic childhood are challenged when he starts school and meets Iceland's most famous singer, the mysterious Garoar Holm. Garoar encourages him to aim for the "one true note", but how can he attain it without leaving behind the world that he loves?

About the Author

Halldor Laxness was born near Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1902. He died in 1998. The undisputed master of contemporary Icelandic fiction, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1955.

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