The Resource Fish have no feet : a family history, Jón Kalman Stefánsson ; translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton

Fish have no feet : a family history, Jón Kalman Stefánsson ; translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton

Label
Fish have no feet : a family history
Title
Fish have no feet
Title remainder
a family history
Statement of responsibility
Jón Kalman Stefánsson ; translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton
Creator
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Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ice
  • eng
Summary
Keflavik: a town that has been called the darkest place in Iceland, surrounded by black lava fields, hemmed in by a sea that may not be fished. Its livelihood depends entirely on a U.S. military base, a conduit for American influences that shaped Icelandic culture and ethics from the 1950s to the dawning of the new millennium. It is to Keflavik that Ari - a writer and publisher - returns from Copenhagen at the behest of his dying father, two years after walking out on his wife and children. He is beset by memories of his youth, spent or misspent listening to Pink Floyd and the Beatles, fraternising with American servicemen - who are regarded by the locals with a mixture of admiration and contempt - and discovering girls. There is one girl in particular he could never forget - her fate has stayed with him all his life. Lost in grief and nostalgia, he is also caught up in the story of how his grandparents fell in love in Nordfjordur on the eastern coast, a fishing village a world away from modern Keflavik, at time when the old ways still held sway. Their tragic love affair unfolded against the backdrop of Iceland's harsh nature and unforgiving elements
Member of
Cataloging source
AU@
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1963-
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Jón Kalman Stefánsson
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Icelandic
LC call number
PT7511.J53915
LC item number
F5713 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Roughton, Philip
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  • Icelandic fiction
  • Romance fiction
  • Keflavík (Iceland)
  • Iceland
  • Icelandic fiction
  • Romance fiction
  • Iceland
  • Iceland
Target audience
adult
Label
Fish have no feet : a family history, Jón Kalman Stefánsson ; translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
381 pages
Isbn
9780857054418
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Valuing Icelandic Presence Endowment Fund.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)957324933
  • (OCoLC)ocn957324933
Label
Fish have no feet : a family history, Jón Kalman Stefánsson ; translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
381 pages
Isbn
9780857054418
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Valuing Icelandic Presence Endowment Fund.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)957324933
  • (OCoLC)ocn957324933

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