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About the size of the universe : a family history

Author: Jón Kalman Stefánsson; Philip Roughton
Publisher: London : MacLehose Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At the beginning of this story there is death, and yet it is a celebration of life, the lives of many generations of Ari's family, of the passion between a man and a woman, forbidden love, violence, sorrow, betrayal. Happiness and misfortune are passed down from one generation to the next, the sorrow over what was and what might have been weighs heavily on the characters, and at the end of this chain, for now,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jón Kalman Stefánsson; Philip Roughton
ISBN: 085705600X 9780857056009
OCLC Number: 1024161789
Language Note: Translated from Icelandic.
Notes: Originally published in Icelandic language as Eitthvað á stærð við alheiminn by Bjartur, Reykjavík 2015.
Description: 351 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Eitthvað á stærð við alheiminn.
Responsibility: Jón Kalman Stefánsson ; translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton.

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A modern saga spanning the whole of the 20th century, by one of Iceland's most celebrated writers  Read more...

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Stefansson shares the elemental grandeur of Cormac McCarthy -- Eileen Battersby * Times Literary Supplement * Powerful and sparkling . . . Prize-winning translator Philip Roughton's feather-light Read more...

 
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