The Pets (Hardcover)

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By Bragi Olafsson, Janice Balfour (Translator)


Seeing his "friend" outside of his house, Emil takes refuge under his bed, hoping Havard will just go away. Instead, he doesn't. He breaks in, starts drinking Emil's book, and ends up hosting a bizarre party for Emil's friends. Dark and hilarious, the breezy style of "The Pets" belies its depth, and disguises a complexity that increases with each page.

About the Author

Bragi Olafsson is most well known for playing in The Sugarcubes. He is the author of several books of poetry, a number of plays, and five novels. His works have been finalists for the Icelandic Literature Prize and Nordic Literature Prize, and he has received the Icelandic Bookseller's Award.

Janice Balfour studied literature and Italian at the University of Iceland. In addition to Bragi Olafsson, she has translated two collections of short stories by Gydir Eliasson.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781934824016
ISBN-10: 1934824011
Publisher: Open Letter Books
Publication Date: October 15th, 2008
Pages: 157
Language: English