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The Fish Can Sing

The Fish Can Sing

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by Halldor Laxness, Jane Smiley (Introduction)

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The Fish Can Sing is one of Nobel Prize winner Halldór Laxness’s most beloved novels, a poignant coming-of-age tale marked with his peculiar blend of light irony and dark humor.

The orphan Alfgrimur has spent an idyllic childhood sheltered in the simple turf cottage of a generous and eccentric elderly couple. Alfgrimur dreams only of becoming a

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Fish Can Sing 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
HoustonTXreader More than 1 year ago
Tender, touching, coming-of-age story, wonderful book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished this novel and I was very pleased. Halldor writes very nicely, he shares some of the traits of the Icelandic people. He also deals with profound issues that grow organically from the first scenes. I started to read the begining and found the connection between front and back
Anonymous More than 1 year ago