Oraefi: The Wasteland (Paperback)

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An absurd quest into the volcanic wastes of Iceland brings together toponymy, natural history, Viking sagas, insane veterinarians, and death metal for one of the strangest and funniest stories ever written down.

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Sigurdsson is without a doubt one of the best writers of his generation. --Frettabladid Daily

After a grueling solo expedition on Vatnaj kull Glacier, Austrian toponymist Bernhardt Fingerberg returns to civilization, barely alive, and into the care of Dr. Lassi. The doctor, suspicious of his story, attempts to discover his real motives for venturing into the treacherous wastelands of Iceland--but the secrets she unravels may be more dangerous than they're worth.

feigur Sigur sson (b. 1975) has published six books of poetry and two novels, including J n (2010), the first Icelandic novel to receive the European Union Prize for Literature.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781941920671
ISBN-10: 1941920675
Publisher: Deep Vellum Publishing
Publication Date: October 2nd, 2018
Pages: 352
Language: English