101 Reykjavik

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Faber & Faber, 2002 - Guilt - 371 pages
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Hlynur Bj rn is an unemployed 30-something loner, still living with his mum, who spends his days on the Internet, watching satellite TV, and gazing at girls in the pub. But Hlynur's cosy, unthreatening world is shaken when his mother comes out as a lesbian, and her Spanish girlfriend Lolla moves into their home. 101 Reykjavik is a first-person account of a blackly funny and bizarre love triangle, a dark, comic tale of perverse sexuality and slacker culture in Iceland's trendy capital city that pokes fun along the way at such foibles of our culture as CNN weather reports and porn videos.

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101 ReykjavĂ­k: a novel

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Dark, cold, and isolated describe both the setting of this novel (Reykjavik, Iceland) and its hero, Hlynur Bjorn. A thirtysomething who lives with his mother, he wakes up every day around 4 p.m ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Hallgr mur Helgason is an Icelandic author, painter, translator, cartoonist and essayist. He has studied at the School of Visual Arts and Crafts in Reykjav k and the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich.

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