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ISBN-10: 194834016X
ISBN-13: 9781948340168
Publisher: Dottir Press
Publish Date: 02/08/2022
Dimensions: 6.93" L, 4.96" W, 0.63" H

Quake: A Novel

Translator: Meg Matich

Paperback

Price: $17.95

Overview

Nominated for the Icelandic Literary Prize, Quake: A Novel is a haunting novel-in-translation about Saga, a woman who comes to after an epileptic seizure on a sidewalk along busy Miklabraut Street. Her three-year-old son is gone. The last thing she remembers is a double-decker bus that no one else can confirm seeing. Over the following days, Saga’s mind is beset by memories and doubts. What happened before her seizure? Who can she trust? And how can she make any sense of her emotions when her memory is so fragmented?

Hailed as Audur Jonsdottir’s best-written novel so far, Quake is a shocking and revelatory exploration of the blurred lines between fact and fiction, reality and imagination, and where mother ends and child begins.

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Reviews
The novel of the year. –MORGUNBLADID

A poignant and riveting novel, without doubt one of the best books of the year...The reader cannot help being swept away by it. –MORGUNBLADID

With each new book Jonsdottir's style gets better and better, and [Aftershocks] is probably her best-written novel so far. The text is literally lip-smackingly good, so that one wants to read some chapters over and over, out loud as well as to oneself. –FRETTATIMINN

Outstanding work. –VIDSJA

The book is entertainingly constructed and the characterisation simply wonderful. A fantastic read. –VIKAN magazine

It completely captivated me. A riveting story... –MORGUNVAKTIN, National Broadcasting Service

Put simply, Jonsdottir's novel deserves every bit of the praise that has been heaped upon it. –HUGRAS

A complex family drama as well as a mystery novel that thoroughly develops the theme of what it's like to be unable to trust your own mind and body...A fusion of literary and plot-driven genres that is a thoroughly entertaining read and will appeal to a diverse readership. –Bokmenntir.is

An ingenious way of telling a family saga...Jonsdottir is incredibly skilful at painting a complete picture of every single character...She has me totally captivated. I was completely absorbed by all of this. –Kiljan, National TV

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Details

ISBN-10: 194834016X
ISBN-13: 9781948340168
Publisher: Dottir Press
Publish Date: 02/08/2022
Dimensions: 6.93" L, 4.96" W, 0.63" H
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