From the Mouth of the Whale


Skáldsagan Rökkurbýsnir (2008) í enskri þýðingu Victoriu Cribb.

Kynningartexti Telegram um bókina:

Men of science marvel over a unicorn's horn, poor folk worship the Virgin in secret and both books and men are burnt.

Jonas Palmason, a poet and self-taught healer, has been condemned to exile for heretical conduct, having fallen foul of the local magistrate. Banished to a barren island, Jonas recalls his exorcism of a walking corpse on the remote Snjafjoll coast, the frenzied massacre of innocent Basque whalers at the hands of local villagers, and the deaths of three of his children.

From the Mouth of the Whale is a magical evocation of an enlightened mind and a vanished age.

Sjá umfjöllun Carolyne Larrington um bókina í Times Literary Supplement 27. apríl 2011.