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.
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.
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