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Slˇ­ Fi­rildanna
Olaf Olafsson
publisher: , 1999

translated as:
The Journey Home
publisher: Querido, Amsterdam, 2001
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Absolution
Olaf Olafsson


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For years, Disa has lived a quiet life, managing an English country-house hotel with her close companion, Anthony. Having learned she is terminally ill, Disa decides it is time to travel back to the village in Iceland where she was born. As she goes north, events she has spent most of her life trying to forget are slowly revealed. Turned away by her mother, her young fiance murdered by the Nazis, Disa was left to find refuge as a cook in a wealthy household that contained within it the seeds of both sexual and political violence. The consequences have marked her forever; only now can she attempt to find a resolution.

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Walking Into the Night
2003
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An Icelandic butler in America wrestles with guilt and secret passions.
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Paradise Reclaimed
Halldˇr Laxness, 1960
An idealistic Icelandic farmer journeys to Mormon Utah and back in search of paradise.

The Journey Home
1999
In the remaining months of her life, a woman heads home to Iceland to confront her past.
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Walking Into the Night
Olaf Olafsson, 2003

Absolution
1991
Peter Petersson is wracked with nightmares of the past. Now a dying man leading a degenerate life in New York, estranged from his family, he confesses everything, from his boyhood in Reykjavik to his escape from Nazi-occupied Denmark ľ and the 'little crime' that destroyed his life.
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The Journey Home
Olaf Olafsson, 1999

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