Butterflies in November

Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir

After a day of being dumped-twice-and accidentally killing a goose, the narrator begins to dream of trop- ical holidays far away from the chaos of her current life. Instead, she finds her plans wrecked by her best friend's deaf-mute son, thrust into her reluctant care.

But when a shared lottery ticket nets the two of them over 40 million kroner, she and the boy head off on a road trip across Iceland, taking in cucumber-farming hotels, dead sheep, and any number of her exes desperate for another chance.

Blackly comic and uniquely moving, Butterflies in November is an extraordinary, hilarious tale of mother- hood, relationships and the legacy of life's mistakes.

Translated by Brian FitzGibbon
Cover illustration by Nathan Burton
304 pp
Published 03/07/2014
ISBN 9781782270133
B-Format Paperback


Butterflies in November