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A mystical tale of two halves,
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This review is from: The Blue Fox (Paperback)
This Icelandic novella from Bjork's longtime co-writer is a mystical tale of two halves. First we have the tale of man versus cunning vixen as the parson goes out into the winter to hunt a rare blue fox. This is told in short bursts as a battle of minds that veers into mystical fairy tale territory as an avalanche entraps the hunter and the hunted. The other half tells how a naturalist and a girl, Abba, with Downs syndrome rescue each other, and of Fridrik's coping with her death. The mystery of where she comes from is gradually revealed as the two stories come together.
A poetic little novel that will certainly appeal to fans of Icelandic great Halldor Laxness.