‘Wildly original, morose, uproarious… It is also one of the funniest books ever written’ Susan SontagA naive young man is sent by the bishop of Iceland to investigate a small town that has reportedly lost its faith.
The church is boarded up and the errant pastor lives with a woman who is not his wife.
He has also allowed a corpse to be lodged in the glacier.
So the rumours go. What he discovers is a community that regards itself as the centre of the world – earthly yet otherworldly, banal yet astonishing.
Brimming with humour, mystery, and the supernatural this is a surprising and moving novel from the Nobel Prize-winning Icelandic author. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY SUSAN SONTAG