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The Resource Butterflies in November, Audur Ava Olafsdottir ; translated from the Icelandic by Brian Fitzgibbon

Butterflies in November, Audur Ava Olafsdottir ; translated from the Icelandic by Brian Fitzgibbon

Label
Butterflies in November
Title
Butterflies in November
Statement of responsibility
Audur Ava Olafsdottir ; translated from the Icelandic by Brian Fitzgibbon
Title variation
Butterflies in Nov
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ice
  • eng
Summary
After a day of being dumped—twice—and accidentally killing a goose, a young woman yearns for a tropical vacation far from the chaos of her life. Instead, her plans are wrecked by her best friend’s four-year-old deaf-mute son, thrust into her reluctant care. But when the boy chooses the winning numbers for a lottery ticket, the two of them set off on a road trip across Iceland with a glove compartment stuffed full of their jackpot earnings. Along the way, they encounter black sand beaches, cucumber farms, lava fields, flocks of sheep, an Estonian choir, a falconer, a hitchhiker, and both of her exes desperate for another chance. What begins as a spontaneous adventure will unexpectedly and profoundly change the way she views her past and charts her future. Butterflies in November is a blackly comic, charming, and uplifting tale of friends and lovers, motherhood, and self-discovery
Member of
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10372700
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1958-
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Auður A. Ólafsdóttir
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Icelandic
Literary form
fiction
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Fitzgibbon, Brian
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True
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  • Life change events
  • Deaf children
  • Lottery winners
  • Self-realization in women
  • Black humor
  • Iceland
Target audience
general
Label
Butterflies in November, Audur Ava Olafsdottir ; translated from the Icelandic by Brian Fitzgibbon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translation of: Rigning í nóvember
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9780802123183
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)871789224
Label
Butterflies in November, Audur Ava Olafsdottir ; translated from the Icelandic by Brian Fitzgibbon
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translation of: Rigning í nóvember
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9780802123183
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)871789224

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