101 Reykjavik

101 Reykjavik
Pub date 3rd June 2002
Original publisher Mal Og Menning (Iceland)
Publisher (UK) Faber & Faber
International publishers Lindhardt & Ringhof (Denmark), J G Cotta'sche Buchhandling Na (Germany), Scolar (Hungary), Antolog (Macedonia), Cappelen Damm (Norway)
Hlynur Björn 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.
Praise for 101 Reykjavik
'This lusciously deadpan narrative is infused with a wild, anarchic take on the world that is caustically, worryingly truthful.' – Julie Myerson, The Guardian
'101 Reykjavik is more proof that Iceland is a lot like Austin, Texas, in 1992, or Olympia, Washington, in 1988, or Athens, Georgia, in 1982. More important, it answers a question that has plagued man for centuries: "How much should one pay in order to have sex with Bjork?" – Chuck Klosterman, author of Fargo Rock City
'An uproarious, sharp, and outrageously funny joyride with plenty of octane.' – Kirkus Reviews


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