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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
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ice
  • eng
Summary
After a day of being dumped--by both her husband and lover-- and accidentally killing a goose, a thirtysomething-year-old woman yearns for a vacation far from the chaos of her life. Instead her tropical fantasies are dampened by her best friends's four-year-old deaf-mute son, Tumi, who has been thrust into her reluctant care. The unlikely pair start on tentative footing; she doesn't have the slightest maternal instinct and Tumi is an introspective oddball. When he chooses the winning numbers for a lottery ticket, they set off on a road trip with a glove compartment stuffed full of their jackpot earnings. Along the way they encounter a string of eccentric locals and peculiar locales, including lava fields, a cucumber farm, an Estonian choir, a handsome falconer, and both of her exes desperate for another chance. Before reaching their journey's end she must learn to balance unanticipated responsibilities with newfound independence. What begins as a spontaneous trip will surprisingly and profoundly change the way she views her past and charts her future
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1958-
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Auður A. Ólafsdóttir
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marriage
  • Lovers
  • Families
  • Lottery winners
  • Deaf children
  • Choice (Psychology)
  • Self-realization in women
  • Self-discovery in women
  • Iceland
Label
Butterflies in November, Audur Ava Olafsdottir ; translated from the Icelandic by Brian Fitzgibbon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9780802123183
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn871789224
  • (OCoLC)871789224
Label
Butterflies in November, Audur Ava Olafsdottir ; translated from the Icelandic by Brian Fitzgibbon
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9780802123183
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn871789224
  • (OCoLC)871789224

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