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The Resource Woman at 1,000 degrees, Hallgrimur Helgason ; translated by Brian FitzGibbon, (Large print)

Woman at 1,000 degrees, Hallgrimur Helgason ; translated by Brian FitzGibbon, (Large print)

Label
Woman at 1,000 degrees
Title
Woman at 1,000 degrees
Statement of responsibility
Hallgrimur Helgason ; translated by Brian FitzGibbon
Title variation
  • Woman at one thousand degrees
  • Woman at 1,000°
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ice
  • eng
Summary
"'I live here alone in a garage, together with a laptop computer and an old hand grenade. It's pretty cozy.' Herra Bjornsson is at the beginning of the end of her life. Oh, she has two weeks left, maybe three--she has booked her cremation appointment, at a crispy 1,000 degrees, so it won't be long. But until then she has her cigarettes, a World War II-era weapon, some Facebook friends, and her memories to sustain her. And what a life this remarkable eighty-year-old narrator has led. ... From Herra's childhood in the remote islands of Iceland, where she was born the granddaughter of Iceland's first president, to teen years spent living by her wits alone in war-torn Europe while her father fought on the side of the Nazis, to love affairs on several continents, Herra Bjornsson moved Zelig-like through the major events and locales of the twentieth century. She wed and lost husbands, had children, fled a war, kissed a Beatle, weathered the Icelandic financial crash, and mastered the Internet. She has experienced luck and betrayal and upheaval and pain, and--with a bawdy, uncompromising spirit--she has survived it all. Now, as she awaits death in a garage in Reykjavik, she shows us a woman unbowed by the forces of history. Each part of Herra's story is a poignant piece of a puzzle that comes together in the final pages of this remarkable, unpredictable, and enthralling novel."--Dust jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hallgrímur Helgason
Dewey number
839/.6934
Index
index present
Language note
In English, translated from Icelandic
LC call number
PT7511.H297
LC item number
K6613 2018b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
FitzGibbon, Brian
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print core
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Terminally ill
  • Older women
  • Large type books
  • Iceland
  • Historical fiction
Label
Woman at 1,000 degrees, Hallgrimur Helgason ; translated by Brian FitzGibbon, (Large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn1019835670
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
657 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432848880
Lccn
2017059954
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Woman at 1,000 degrees, Hallgrimur Helgason ; translated by Brian FitzGibbon, (Large print)
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn1019835670
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
657 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432848880
Lccn
2017059954
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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