Butterflies In November

Auour 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 '.

In a dark Icelandic November, the narrator sees her husband leave without a word of warning. At the same time, her best friend pushes her deaf mute five-year-old son into her care. In an attempt to get a grip, she sets off on a road trip around Iceland with the little man. On the way, numerous encounters and adventures all hilariously told, include a Latvian orchestra, an intrusive mother and a slew of exes trying to make a come back. Butterflies in November is a very light, extremely funny and very moving journey of a woman on the recovery path from missed motherhood and unsuccessful relationships.

Author bio:

Auour Ava Olafsdottir was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1958. She studied art history and art theory in Paris and is a lecturer in history of art at the University of Iceland and a director of the University of Iceland Art Collection. The Greenhouse, published in 2007 won the DV Culture Award for literature and a women 's literary prize in Iceland, was nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Award and received unanimous acclaim. Auour Ava Olafsdottir lives and works in Reykjavik.

Category: Literary fiction
ISBN: 9781782270133
Publisher: Faber Factory
Imprint: Pushkin
Pub Date: July 2015
Page Extent: 304
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Literary fiction