From the Mouth of the Whale

By: Sjón; translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb

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231pp. Small 8vo (5" x 7.5"). Signed by author to title page. Book has a complete number line from 1-10, is unread, unmarked, bright, tight, and gift quality. Author also wrote "The Whispering Muse" and "The Blue Fox." Born in Reykjavik, he lives there still.


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From the Mouth of the Whale is an Icelandic saga for the modern age. The year is 1635. Iceland is a world darkened by superstition, poverty, and cruelty. Men of science marvel over a unicorn's horn, poor folk worship the Virgin in secret, and both books and men are burned.
Sj n introduces us to J nas P lmason, a poet and self-taught healer, banished to a barren island for heretical conduct, as he recalls his gift for curing "female maladies," his exorcism of a walking corpse on the remote Snj fj ll coast, the frenzied massacre of innocent Basque whalers at the hands of local villagers, and the deaths of three of his children. P lmason's story echoes across centuries and cultures, an epic tale that makes us see the world anew.

Title: From the Mouth of the Whale

Author Name: Sjón; translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2013

ISBN Number: 0374159033

ISBN Number 13: 9780374159030

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: As new

Jacket Condition: no dj Jacket

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 0002351