From The Mouth Of The Whale

From the Mouth of the Whale is an Icelandic saga for the modern age. The year is 1635. Iceland is a world darkened by superstition, poverty, and cruelty. Men of science marvel over a unicorn's horn, poor folk worship the Virgin in secret, and both books and men are burned.
Sjn introduces us to Jnas Plmason, a poet and self-taught healer, banished to a barren island for heretical conduct, as he recalls his gift for curing "female maladies," his exorcism of a walking corpse on the remote Snjfjll coast, the frenzied massacre of innocent Basque whalers at the hands of local villagers, and the deaths of three of his children. Plmason's story echoes across centuries and cultures, an epic tale that makes us see the world anew. *This book may have remainder mark.

Product Overview
ISBN 9780374159030
Categories BX, Classics and Literary, Fiction, Literary Fiction, WBD
Author(s) Sj?n
Publisher Farrar Straus Giroux
Pages 231
Format Paperback
Dimensions 12.7cm x 1.6cm x 19.0cm
Weight 0.2 kg
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