Sarah Moss - Names For The Sea (2nd Hand Paperback)
Subtitled : Strangers in Iceland.
Novelist Sarah Moss's compelling account of living in Iceland with two small children, in the wake of the financial crisis and in the year the volcano erupted.
In 2009, she saw an advertisement for a job at the University of Iceland and applied on a whim, despite having two young children and a comfortable life in an English cathedral city. The resulting adventure was shaped by Iceland's economic collapse, which halved the value of her salary, by the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull and by a collection of new friends, including a poet who saw the only bombs fall on Iceland in 1943, a woman who speaks to elves and a chef who guided Sarah's family around the intricacies of Icelandic cuisine.
From their makeshift home among the half-finished skyscrapers of Reykjavik, Moss travels to hillsides of boiling mud and volcanic craters, and the remote farms and fishing villages of the far north. She watches the northern lights and the comings and goings of migratory birds, and as the weeks and months go by, she and her family find new ways to live.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - Travel & Guidebooks
- Published : 2012 (Gratna Books)
- ISBN : 9781847084163
- SKU : B002481
- PPC : SP300gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"Fabulous book, beautifully written. I like the author's style, I have read 4 of her novels but was interested to read about her life. I loved the way she was so anxious to fit in and learn about her country, but at the same time found it difficult to understand certain aspects of Icelandic culture. I was expecting a lot of description of landscape but found the minutiae of her life enthralling." - World of Books Review.
"Fascinating memoir of the author’s experience living in Reykjavík, Iceland, with her husband and two young sons."
"Liked it a lot. The writing in particular was excellent." - Goodreads Reviews.
Sarah Moss is an English writer and academic. She has published six novels, as well as a number of non-fiction works and academic texts. Her work has been nominated three times for the Wellcome Book Prize.