Icelander (Hardcover)

By Dustin Long

McSweeney's, 9781932416510, 249pp.

Publication Date: March 29, 2006

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (6/10/2007)

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A Nabokovian goof on Agatha Christie -- a madcap mystery in the deceptive tradition of The Crying of Lot 49 -- Pale Fire meets The Da Vinci Code?Icelander is the debut novel from a brilliant new mind, an intricate, giddy Icelandic lore and pulpy intrigue.
When Our Heroine's dear friend is found murdered, it's an obvious job for her mother, a legendary crime-solver and evil-thwarter. But her mother is dead, and Our Heroine has no interest in inheriting the business, or being chased through a sewer, or listening to skaldic karaoke, or fleeing the inhuman Refusirkir, or -- But Evil has no interest in her interests, and thus: adventure ensues.