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The Resource Woman at 1,000 degrees, a novel by Hallgrímur Helgason ; translated by Brian FitzGibbon

Woman at 1,000 degrees, a novel by Hallgrímur Helgason ; translated by Brian FitzGibbon

Label
Woman at 1,000 degrees
Title
Woman at 1,000 degrees
Statement of responsibility
a novel by Hallgrímur Helgason ; translated by Brian FitzGibbon
Title variation
  • Woman at one thousand degrees
  • Woman at 1,000°
Creator
Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ice
  • eng
Summary
"'I live here alone in a garage, together with a laptop computer and an old hand grenade. It's pretty cozy.' Herra Björnsson is at the beginning of the end of her life. Oh, she has two weeks left, maybe three--she has booked her cremation appointment, at a crispy 1,000 degrees, so it won't be long. But until then she has her cigarettes, a World War II-era weapon, some Facebook friends, and her memories to sustain her. And what a life this remarkable eighty-year-old narrator has led. ... From Herra's childhood in the remote islands of Iceland, where she was born the granddaughter of Iceland's first president, to teen years spent living by her wits alone in war-torn Europe while her father fought on the side of the Nazis, to love affairs on several continents, Herra Björnsson moved Zelig-like through the major events and locales of the twentieth century. She wed and lost husbands, had children, fled a war, kissed a Beatle, weathered the Icelandic financial crash, and mastered the Internet. She has experienced luck and betrayal and upheaval and pain, and--with a bawdy, uncompromising spirit--she has survived it all. Now, as she awaits death in a garage in Reykjavík, she shows us a woman unbowed by the forces of history. Each part of Herra's story is a poignant piece of a puzzle that comes together in the final pages of this remarkable, unpredictable, and enthralling novel."--Dust jacket
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CoCr/DLC
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1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hallgrímur Helgason
Dewey number
839/.6934
Index
no index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
PT7511.H297
LC item number
K6613 2018
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
FitzGibbon, Brian
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Terminally ill
  • Older women
  • Iceland
  • Older women
  • Terminally ill
  • Iceland
  • FICTION / Humorous / Black Humor
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Sagas
Label
Woman at 1,000 degrees, a novel by Hallgrímur Helgason ; translated by Brian FitzGibbon
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn967271533
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
391 pages
Isbn
9781616206239
Lccn
2017025092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)967271533
Label
Woman at 1,000 degrees, a novel by Hallgrímur Helgason ; translated by Brian FitzGibbon
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn967271533
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
391 pages
Isbn
9781616206239
Lccn
2017025092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)967271533

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