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From the Mouth of the Whale
by Sjon and Victoria Cribb


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From the Mouth of the Whale is an Icelandic saga for the modern age. 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 burned.  Read more...


 
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Overview

From the Mouth of the Whale is an Icelandic saga for the modern age. 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 burned.
Sj n introduces us to J nas P lmason, a poet and self-taught healer, banished to a barren island for heretical conduct, as he recalls his gift for curing "female maladies," his exorcism of a walking corpse on the remote Snj fj ll coast, the frenzied massacre of innocent Basque whalers at the hands of local villagers, and the deaths of three of his children. P lmason's story echoes across centuries and cultures, an epic tale that makes us see the world anew.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780374159030
  • ISBN-10: 0374159033
  • Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
  • Publish Date: April 2013
  • Page Count: 231
  • Dimensions: 7.38 x 5.1 x 0.61 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.35 pounds


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