Called Home

Author: Agnar Thordarson
Translator: Robert Kellogg
ISBN-13: 9781870041287
Pages: 206
Published: 1996
Series: B

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The story of Andri, a young man coming of age, is set against the background of the major volcanic eruption in the Westman Islands off the south coast of Iceland in 1973. By the end of the novel, passion, first love, horror, and discovery have left few things in Andri’s life as they had once seemed to be. Remarkably, however, Thordarson’s contemporary romance plays out in a convincingly realistic world.

In Iceland, Agnar Thordarson is perhaps best known as a playwright since thirty of his plays have been performed on stage, radio and television […] Called Home is told in a way that reminds us of the author’s mastery of dramatic technique […] The telling has the immediacy and objectivity of a stage play, with a steadily-focused, slightly comic and satiric fictional world continually before our mind’s eye – from the introduction by Robert Kellogg

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