The Blue Fox

Author(s): Sjón

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Set against the stark backdrop of the Icelandic winter, an elusive, enigmatic fox leads a hunter on a transformative quest. At the edge of the hunter's territory, a naturalist struggles to build a life for his charge, a young woman with Down syndrome whom he had rescued from a shipwreck years before. By the end of Sj n's slender, spellbinding fable of a novel, none of their lives will be the same. Winner of the 2005 Nordic Council Literature Prize--the Nordic world's highest literary honor--The Blue Fox is part mystery, part fairy tale, and the perfect introduction to a mind-bending, world-class literary talent.


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Sjon is the author of, among other works, "From the Mouth of the Whale "and "The Whispering Muse." Born in Reykjavik in""1962, he is an award-winning novelist, poet, and playwright.""His novels have been translated into twenty-five languages.""Also a lyricist, he has written songs for Bjork, including for her""most recent project, "Biophilia," and was nominated for an Oscar""for the lyrics he cowrote (with Lars von Trier) for "Dancer in the Dark." He lives in Reykjavik.""

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  • : 9780374114459
  • : Farrar, Straus & Giroux
  • : Farrar, Straus & Giroux
  • : April 2013
  • : 186mm X 131mm X 9mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sjón
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 839/.6934
  • : 128