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The Dark Blue Winter Overcoat - Sjón and Ted Hodgkinson (Eds.)

The Dark Blue Winter Overcoat - Sjón and Ted Hodgkinson (Eds.)

Pushkin Press

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Our take

This collection of 18 short stories by Nordic authors is not (exclusively) about the sea, although you will surely find it there. Some of the common themes in these stories are the isolation and the warmth of a community and the way they balance each other. In this book, you will find many funny, creepy, weird, playful and magic stories by authors from a range of Nordic countries - from Iceland to the Faroe Islands, Denmark, Norway and Greenland. If what you currently know about the Nordic region amounts to hygge and noir thrillers, this book is a perfect match - it will take you beyond these clichés. As one of the editors, Ted Hodgkinson, says: ”We wanted to show the ripples on the surface of Nordic life.” (oh, and here is a sea reference for you!)

Publisher's description

This exquisite anthology collects together the very best fiction from across the Nordic region. Travelling from cosmopolitan Stockholm to the remote Faroe Islands, and from Denmark to Greenland, this unique and compelling volume displays the thrilling diversity of writing from these northern nations.

Selected and introduced by Sjon, The Dark Blue Winter Overcoat includes both notable authors and exciting new discoveries. As well as an essential selection of the best contemporary storytelling from the Nordic countries, it’s also a fascinating portrait of contemporary life across the region. The perfect book to curl up with on a cold winter’s evening.

Naja Marie Aidt (Denmark), Per Olov Enquist (Sweden), Dorthe Nors (Denmark), Linda Boström Knausgård (Sweden), Madame Nielsen (Denmark), Rosa Liksom (Finland), Johan Bargum (Finland), Kristín Ómarsdóttir (Iceland), Kjell Askildsen (Norway), Ulla-Lena Lundberg (Finland/Sweden), Hassan Blasim (Finland), Sørine Steenholdt (Greenland, Guðbergur Bergsson (Iceland), Sólrún Michelsen (Faroe Islands), Frode Grytten (Norway), Carl Jóhan Jensen (Faroe Islands), Niviaq Korneliussen (Greenland)

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