RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 8641162 LA English T1 The atom station A1 Halldór Laxness,, PB Second Chance Press PP Sag Harbor, N.Y. YR 1982 SN 0933256302 9780933256309 0933256310 9780933256316 AB "Laxness describes the popular reaction to an attempt by the U.S. to buy land for a nuclear base near Reykjavik. He contrasts corruption and decadence in the capital with the simple life of peasants in the north . . . Rich, lyrical prose, all expertly interpreted in the translation. Among the many vivid characters, the narrator stands out: her wit, pride, and simplicity bring to mind heroines like Jane Eyre..". -- Booklist.