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Woman at 1,000 Degrees

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
'The hottest new book from Iceland is The Woman at 1,000 Degrees... What a story it is.'Washington Post

Eighty-year old Herra Bjornsson lies alone in her garage waiting to die. Oh, she has two weeks left, maybe three - she has booked her cremation appointment, at a blistering 1,000 degrees, so it won't be long. But until then she has her cigarettes, her laptop, a World War II grenade, and her memories to sustain her.

One of the most original narrators in literary history, Herra takes readers with her on a dazzling ride of a novel as she reflects - in a voice by turns darkly funny, poignant and always, always smart - on the mishaps, tragedies and turns of luck that shaped her life. And with a bawdy, uncompromising spirit, she has survived it all. As hilarious as it is heartbreaking, Hallgrimur Helgason tells the deeply moving story of a woman swept up by the forces of history.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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April 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Woman at 1,000 Degrees (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)
Author(s): Hallgrimur Helgason
ISBN: 1-4328-4888-7 / 978-1-4328-4888-0 (USA edition)
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February 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Woman at 1,000 Degrees
Author(s): Hallgrimur Helgason
ISBN: 1-78607-169-X / 978-1-78607-169-9 (UK edition)
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January 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Woman at 1,000 Degrees: A Novel
Author(s): Hallgrimur Helgason
ISBN: 1-61620-623-3 / 978-1-61620-623-9 (USA edition)
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November 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Woman at 1,000 Degrees (Fiction in Translation)
Author(s): Hallgrimur Helgason
ISBN: 1-78607-455-9 / 978-1-78607-455-3 (UK edition)
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January 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Woman at 1,000 Degrees: A Novel
Author(s): Hallgrimur Helgason
ISBN: 1-61620-866-X / 978-1-61620-866-0 (USA edition)
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February 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Woman at 1,000 Degrees
Author(s): Hallgrimur Helgason, Brian FitzGibbon
ISBN: 1-78607-170-3 / 978-1-78607-170-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
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January 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Woman at 1,000 Degrees
Author(s): Hallgrimur Helgason
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Title: Woman at 1,000 Degrees
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January 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Woman at 1,000 Degrees: A Novel
Author(s): Hallgrimur Helgason
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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January 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Woman at 1,000 Degrees
Author(s): Hallgrimur Helgason
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
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