|Fish Can Sing, the (1957) [Novel]|
by Halldór Kiljan Laxness
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Abandoned as a baby, Alfgrimur is content to spend his days as a fisherman living in the turf cottage outside Reykjavik with the elderly couple he calls grandmother and grandfather. There he shares the mid-loft with a motley bunch of eccentrics and philosophers who find refuge in the simple respect for their fellow men that is the ethos at Brekkukot. But the narrow horizons of Alfgrimur's idyllic childhood are challenged when he starts school and meets Iceland's most famous singer, the mysterious Gardar Holm. Gardar encourages him to aim for the "one true note", but how can he attain it without leaving behind the world that he loves?
Original title: Brekkukotsannáll
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction