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  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446485354
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 192

The Atom Station




'Laxness has been hailed as Iceland's John Steinbeck, Sinclair Lewis and Upton Sinclair combined. His is a significant voice in world literature' Magnus Magnusson

When the Americans make an offer to buy land in Iceland to build a NATO airbase after the Second World War, a storm of protest is provoked throughout the country. Narrated by a country girl from the north, the novel follows her experiences after she takes up employment as a maid in the house of her Member of Parliament. Her observations and experiences expose the bourgeois society of the south as rootless and shallow and in stark contrast to the age-old culture of the solid and less fanciful north.

  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446485354
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 192

About the author

Halldor Laxness

Halldor Laxness (1908 - 98) was born near Reykjavik, Iceland. His first novel was published when he was seventeen. The undisputed master of contemporary Icelandic fiction and one of the outstanding novelists of the twentieth-century, he wrote more than sixty books. Laxness was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1955.

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