From the Mouth of the Whale

From the Mouth of the Whale

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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.

     Sjón introduces us to Jónas Pálmason, a poet and self-taught healer, banished to a barren island for heretical conduct, as he recalls his gift for curing “female maladies,” his… (more)

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 30, 2013)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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