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Butterflies in November

(2013)
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A hilarious and moving road trip around Iceland in an old car, told by a recently divorced woman with a five year-old boy 'on loan' After a day of being dumped - twice - and accidentally killing a goose, the narrator begins to dream of tropical holidays far away from the chaos of her current life. instead, she finds her plans wrecked by her best friend's deaf-mute son, thrust into her reluctant care. But when a shared lottery ticket nets the two of them over 40 million kroner, she and the boy head off on a road trip across iceland, taking in cucumber-farming hotels, dead sheep, and any number of her exes desperate for another chance. Blackly comic and uniquely moving, Butterflies in November is an extraordinary, hilarious tale of motherhood, relationships and the legacy of life's mistakes. Auour Ava Olafsdottir was born in Iceland in 1958, studied art history in Paris and has lectured in History of Art at the University of Iceland. Her earlier novel, The Greenhouse (2007), won the DV Culture Award for literature and was nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Award. She currently lives and works in Reykjavik. "Quirky and poetic, everything is there... An extraordinary novelist" Madame Figaro "A poetic and sensory narrative" El Pais



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December 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Butterflies in November
Author(s): Auour Ava Olafsdottir
ISBN: 0-8021-2318-X / 978-0-8021-2318-3 (USA edition)
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June 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Butterflies in November
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ISBN: 1-78227-013-2 / 978-1-78227-013-3 (UK edition)
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November 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Butterflies in November (C-Format Trade Paperback)
Author(s): Auour Ava Olafsdottir
ISBN: 1-78227-010-8 / 978-1-78227-010-2 (UK edition)
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January 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Butterflies in November
Author(s): Audur Ava Olafsdottir
ISBN: 1-5012-2141-8 / 978-1-5012-2141-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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November 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Butterflies in November
Author(s): Auour Ava Olafsdottir
Publisher: Pushkin Press
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