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

Available copies

  • 15 of 15 copies available at Sitka.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Fernie Heritage Library.

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Fernie Heritage Library FIC OLA (Text) 35136000525163 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
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Creston Public Library FIC AUO (Text) 35140100034464 Fiction Volume hold Available -
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Salmo Public Library FIC OLA (Text) 35163000151980 Adult Fiction (hardback or trade paperback) Volume hold Available -
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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.:
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.
Original Version Note:
Translation of: Ör.
Subject: Life change events > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Hotels > Fiction.
Icelandic fiction.

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