[EBOOK / KINDLE] Elín ýmislegt by Kristín Eiríksdóttir


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Kristín Eiríksdóttir ☆ 0 Free read Characters Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Kristín Eiríksdóttir Elín ýmislegt Characters ç 0 G outliers who have found space to breathe in creative expression Yet the Elín tries to connect with the young woman and unbox painful memories the tenuous her grasp on reality becomesWinner of the Icelandic Literary Prize A Fist or a Heart is a gripping artfully interwoven novel of power secrets and isolation by one of the most bracing and original voices of the author’s generati. El n Miscellaneous Review of the Audible Audio English translation edition 2019 of the Icelandic original El n mislegt El n miscellaneous 2017This was uite a mysterious story with an older theatrefilm props maker named El n who becomes somewhat obsessed with a younger playwright named Ellen who she once met earlier in life the specific incident is not revealed until towards the end During this time she is also re examining her own life after being prompted by receiving several file boxes of her archives one of which is labelled with the Icelandic title of the book El n miscellaneousEl n tells of her interactions with Ellen in the forward plot related to the production of a play and meanwhile in the flashback plot she reminisces about her own earlier life primarily about a work related trip to Thailand which had an unexpected traumatic twist In the forward plot there are also occasional glimpses of Ellen s life which often retell the story from the younger woman s point of view These could be viewed as if El n was writing a novel about Ellen in these segmentsI was uite engrossed by A Fist or a Heart and was particularly impressed with the handling of the changes in perspective the roles and the life experiences The English translation title has its own mysterious uality the size of the heart muscle in humans is often compared to the size of the fist with its evocations of violence power vs love warmth I m usually not a fan of changing book titles in translation but this seemed a good choice over the somewhat generic word miscellaneous The translation by Larissa Kyzer read very smoothlyI listened to the audiobook edition narrated by Janet Metzger and her narration was excellent but I wouldn t necessarily recommend the audio version alone as I found I did need to refer occasionally to a print version to keep myself oriented The similarity of the names El n and Ellen and there is even a reference to neighbour named Helen late in the book freuently caused me to lose my focus and to wonder where I was in the story This blurring effect in the audio is possibly an unexpected bonus in the author s uestioning of identity

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Kristín Eiríksdóttir ☆ 0 Free read Characters Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Kristín Eiríksdóttir Elín ýmislegt Characters ç 0 The past returns with a fury for a woman coming to terms with her life in this award winning novel by an acclaimed Icelandic author making her English language debut Elín Jónsdóttir lives an isolated existence in Reykjavík Iceland making props and prosthetics for theatrical productions and Nordic crime flicks In her early seventies she has recently become fascinated with another. This novel is an insightful psychological study of two lonely and eccentric individuals with a tenuous grip on their sanity The protagonist and narrator El n J nsd ttir is a theatre and movie prop creator in her late sixties One of the latest projects in which El n is involved is the production of a new play by a teenage writing prodigy Ellen lfsd ttir Ellen happens to be the daughter of a famed playwright with whom El n was acuainted El n who has spent all her life pushing people away from her now seems strangely drawn to the disturbed teenager and starts following her The narrative is purportedly written by the older woman and it alternates between her reminiscences written in the first person and scenes involving Ellen written in the third person and incorporating poems Ellen wroteThe scant plot details of A Fist or A Heart such as they are are revealed slowly and tantalisingly In this respect I found the novel gripping and atmospheric On the other hand I cannot say I loved the book My reservations were two The novel is built on a premise of ambiguity It is uite clear that El n and Ellen are meant to be reflections of each other Both are lonely both had an upbringing with an absent father both had problematic relationships with their respective mothers In a way Ellen s mother Lilya could be read as yet another aspect of one composite character By the end of the book however the ambiguity is taken to extremes As El n becomes and confused it s not even clear whether what we ve learnt about the younger Ellen or for that matter El n herself should be taken at face value Has El n made up everything Is Ellen partly or completely the product of El n s imagination These uestions and other less important ones which also remain unanswered kept bothering me after I finished the book I m sure some would hold this in the book s favour I m conservative in that respect and prefer greater closure My second reservation although less central to the novel I found possibly troubling Throughout the book there are freuent references to violence and violent acts El n s props are often than not meant for some Nordic crime film or shocking play the grisly list includes severed limbs decaying corpses scarred bodies a doll to represent an abused minors In what is uite a short book there is also a chapter about uite a stomach churning episode of sexual violence no further details here to avoid spoilers and a sub plot involving an unlikely meeting with a serial killer I d like to think that I m not a sueamish reader I ve read my share of horror stories but I did feel that these unsavoury details were not essential to the novel Reservations aside I am still pleased at the opportunity of discovering a new author in her English language debut and given it s unlikely I will ever learn Icelandic I will seek out translations of Krist n Eir ksd ttir s other works once they hopefully become available

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Kristín Eiríksdóttir ☆ 0 Free read Characters Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Kristín Eiríksdóttir Elín ýmislegt Characters ç 0 Loner Ellen Álfsdóttir a sensitive young playwright and illegitimate daughter of a famous writer The girl has aroused maternal feelings in Elín but she has also stirred discomfiting memories long packed away Because their paths have crossed before One doesn’t remember The other is about to forgetSoon they’ll discover all they have in common difficult childhoods trauma and bein. Thank you Crossing partner for my gifted copy of A Fist or a Heart Because all things come with the story and sometimes stories are changed by a thing What are stories but our memory of how something happened But what happens when our memory fails us There is a deep sense of sadness in this story as it should be when someone begins to lose their memoryThis book is perplexing at times but is really magical in its own way It is like an art film and is not told in the expected linear fashion There is no speed reading this book it needs to be taken slowly The writing is beautiful stark and blunt The writing can be crude at times and I don t know if that is because of the translation or because it is just a different way of communicating or looking at the world This book left me feeling the pain and despair of these characters and in the end a book should make you feelIf you want a thought provoking read then I recommend this award winner from Iceland 355A Fist or a Heart comes out September 24 2019 and is published by Crossing


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    Kristín Eiríksdóttir ☆ 0 Free read Characters Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Kristín Eiríksdóttir Review Elín ýmislegt I recently read The Glass Woman which was set in Iceland and lamented wanting to read books set in Iceland Imagine my surprise when I picked up A Fist or a Heart now an award winning novel set in IcelandElin Jonsdottir in her early seventies is

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    Review Elín ýmislegt [EBOOK / KINDLE] Elín ýmislegt by Kristín Eiríksdóttir Characters Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Kristín Eiríksdóttir This novel is an insightful psychological study of two lonely and eccentric individuals with a tenuous grip on their sanity The protagonist and narrator Elín Jónsdóttir is a theatre and movie prop creator in her late sixties One of the lates

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    [EBOOK / KINDLE] Elín ýmislegt by Kristín Eiríksdóttir Characters Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Kristín Eiríksdóttir Kristín Eiríksdóttir ☆ 0 Free read This is the first book that I read by Kristín Eiríksdóttir and I was surprised how much I could relate to what she talked about as Elín or as Ellen in her thoughts of different characters that she developed in her story These thoughts have also come to me with taking care of my 104 year old father in law Her fears with Ellen with people in general I can see in other people and wonder if they see their world in a di

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    Kristín Eiríksdóttir ☆ 0 Free read Characters Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Kristín Eiríksdóttir [EBOOK / KINDLE] Elín ýmislegt by Kristín Eiríksdóttir Thank you Crossing #partner for my gifted copy of A Fist or a Heart “Because all things come with the story and sometimes stories are changed

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    Characters Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Kristín Eiríksdóttir Kristín Eiríksdóttir ☆ 0 Free read [EBOOK / KINDLE] Elín ýmislegt by Kristín Eiríksdóttir Thank you NetGalley and Crossing for a copy of this bookWhen you see a book there must be some spark that takes you in and makes you want to read it The fact that the author is Icelandic and that the cover is so beautiful were definitely the two sparks for 'A Fist or a Heart'When you start reading the characters intrigue You get

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    [EBOOK / KINDLE] Elín ýmislegt by Kristín Eiríksdóttir A heartbreaking story the careful and penetrating writing provided me with profound insight into the characters that made for a rich and meaningful literary experience Through the poignant prose in this narrative I encountered a glimpse of the

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    [EBOOK / KINDLE] Elín ýmislegt by Kristín Eiríksdóttir I wouldn't say that I enjoyed this book per se in fact I spent the first 60% of the book searching for the plot I didn't really ever find one by the way What I did find was beautiful writing and excellent but subtle explora

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