Butterflies in November

Butterflies in November

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* Long-listed for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2014 * qI cana€™t remember the last time I was so enchanted by a novel like I am by Butterflies in November. Zany, surprising, full of twists and turns, it left me breathless. I just love this book.q a€”Ann Hood, author of The Knitting Circle and The Obituary Writer After a day of being dumpeda€”twicea€”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 frienda€™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.He suddenly starts to fiddle with his hearing aid, trying to reset it. ... I walk up to him and tell him he can buy some chocolate as well, but he is unable to choose between the three types that are on display on the glass counter, unable to decideanbsp;...

Title:Butterflies in November
Author: Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir
Publisher:Grove/Atlantic, Inc. - 2014-12-09

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