The Blue Fox
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Blue Fox by Sjon
Book DescriptionThe year is 1883. The stark Icelandic winter landscape is the backdrop. We follow the priest, Skugga-Baldur, on his hunt for the enigmatic blue fox. We're then transported to the world of the naturalist Friethrik B. Friethriksson and his charge, Abba, who suffers from Down's syndrome, and who came to his rescue when he was on the verge of disaster. Then to a shipwreck off the Icelandic coast in the spring of 1868. The fates of Friethrik, Abba and Baldur are intrinsically bound and unravelled in this spellbinding book that is part thriller, part fairy tale.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781846590375
(200mm x 130mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Telegram Books
Publisher: Telegram Books
Publish Date: 7-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sjon
Moonstone, Hardback (August 2016)
"Originally published in Icelandic in 2013 by JPV Publishing, Iceland, as Maanasteinn: drengurinn sem aldrei var til"--Title page verso.
Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was, Hardback (June 2016)
The mesmerising new novel by Iceland's internationally renowned writer Sjon - 'the trickster that makes the world, and he is achingly brilliant' Junot Diaz, 'an extraordinary and original writer' A.S. Byatt.
Whispering Muse, Paperback / softback (May 2014)
"English translation originally published in 2012 by Telegram, Great Britian"--T.p. verso.
Blue Fox, Paperback / softback (April 2013)» View all books by Sjon
Set against the stark backdrop of the Icelandic winter landscape, the mysterious blue fox is an elusive, enigmatic target for hunters like Baldur, a 19th-century priest who has profound influence over his rural community and is now seeking to extend his dominion.
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Author Biography - Sjon
Sjon was born in Reykjavik in 1962. His first collection of poetry was published when he was sixteen. He has since gone on to publish many poetry collections, novels, plays and books for children. He has received numerous literary awards, and was nominated for an Academy Award for the music for Dancer In The Dark, directed by Lars von Trier.
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