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Hotel silence / Auður Ólafsdóttir ; translated from the Icelandic by Brian FitzGibbon.

Available copies

  • 8 of 16 copies available at Sitka.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Fernie Heritage Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Fernie Heritage Library FIC OLA (Text) 35136000525163 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 08/07/2018
Bowen Island Public Library F ÓLA (Text) 30947000533576 New Books Volume hold Available -
Burns Lake Public Library AF AUO (Text) 35198000650326 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
Creston Public Library FIC AUO (Text) 35140100034464 Fiction Volume hold Available -
Fort St. James Public Library AUO (Text) 35196001019111 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 07/31/2018
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Pender Island Public Library OLA (Text) 33126000276463 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 07/27/2018
Salmo Public Library FIC OLA (Text) 35163000151980 Adult Fiction (hardback or trade paperback) Volume hold Checked out 07/19/2018
Smithers Public Library F AUO (Text) 35101011014144 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 08/03/2018
Terrace Public Library AUO (Text) 35151001061035 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 07/07/2018
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780802127501 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 214 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Grove Atlantic paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Black Cat, 2018.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
"Winner of the Icelandic Literary Prize, Hotel Silence is a delightful and heartwarming new novel from Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, a writer who 'upends expectations' (New York Times). Told with grace, insight, and humor, this is the story of one man’s surprising mid-life adventure of self-discovery that leads him to find a new reason for being. Jónas Ebeneser is a handy DIY kind of man with a compulsion to fix things, but he can’t seem to fix his own life. On the cusp of turning fifty, divorced, adrift, he’s recently discovered he is not the biological father of his daughter, Gudrun Waterlily, and he has sunk into an existential crisis, losing all will to live. As he visits his senile mother in a nursing home, he secretly muses on how, when, and where to put himself out of his misery. To prevent his only daughter from discovering his body, Jónas decides it’s best to die abroad. Armed with little more than his toolbox and a change of clothes, he flies to an unnamed country where the fumes of war still hover in the air. He books a room at the sparsely occupied Hotel Silence, in a small town riddled with landmines and the aftershocks of violence, and there he comes to understand the depths of other people’s scars while beginning to see his wounds in a new light. A celebration of life’s infinite possibilities, of transformations and second chances, Hotel Silence is a rousing story of a man, a community, and a path toward regeneration from the depths of despair." -- Provided by publisher.
Original Version Note:
Translation of: Ör.
Subject: Life change events > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Hotels > Fiction.
Icelandic fiction.

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