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From the Mouth of the Whale (Sjon)

by Sjon
Telegram Books

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Pub Date: 2011
Format: Paperback
Pages: 271 pp.
Size: 5.00 x 8.00 inches

ISBN: 9781846590832
TB Code: 1908069
Availability: 341 in stock

The year is 1635. Iceland is a world darkened by superstition, poverty, and cruelty.

Men of science marvel over a unicorn's horn, poor folk worship the Virgin in secret, and both books and men are burnt.

Jonas Palmason, a poet and self-taught healer, has been condemned to exile for heretical conduct, having fallen foul of the local magistrate. Banished to a barren island, Jonas recalls his gift for curing "female maladies," his exorcism of a walking corpse on the remote Snjafjoll coast, the frenzied massacre of innocent Basque whalers at the hands of local villagers, and the deaths of three of his children.