The Blue Fox (Paperback)

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By Sjon, Victoria Cribb (Translator)
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Description


Set against the stark backdrop of the Icelandic winter, an elusive, enigmatic fox leads a hunter on a transformative quest. At the edge of the hunter's territory, a naturalist struggles to build a life for his charge, a young woman with Down syndrome whom he had rescued from a shipwreck years before. By the end of Sjon's slender, spellbinding fable of a novel, none of their lives will be the same. Winner of the 2005 Nordic Council Literature Prize the Nordic world's highest literary honor The Blue Fox is part mystery, part fairy tale, and the perfect introduction to a mind-bending, world-class literary talent.

About the Author


Sjon is the author of, among other works, From the Mouth of the Whale and The Whispering Muse. Born in Reykjavik in 1962, he is an award-winning novelist, poet, and playwright. His novels have been translated into twenty-five languages. Also a lyricist, he has written songs for Bjork, including for her most recent project, Biophilia, and was nominated for an Oscar for the lyrics he cowrote (with Lars von Trier) for Dancer in the Dark. He lives in Reykjavik.

Praise For…


“When I need something epic and lyrical I call upon Sjón . . . The Blue Fox is a magical novel.” —Björk

 

The Blue Fox describes its world with brilliant, precise, concrete colour and detail . . . Comic and lyrical.” —A. S. Byatt, The Times (London)

 

“Enchantingly poetic . . . Spellbinding . . . Magical . . . Exceptional . . . Require[s] that one use the loose descriptive ‘thriller’ too.” —Nuruddin Farah, The Independent

 

Product Details
ISBN: 9780374114459
ISBN-10: 0374114455
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Publication Date: April 30th, 2013
Pages: 115
Language: English