"Ten contemporary writers present an eclectic set of short (sometimes very
short) stories of Iceland’s sole city. Here they explore nature’s
confrontations with creeping urbanity; friendships and affairs amidst
cafes and bars; and the ghosts of both drowned sailors and abandoned
"an unnerving, intelligent, very funny, and often horrific labyrinth of
contemporary unease. With this collection, we meet a writer with the
skill and confidence to capture the disquiet of disintegrating truths"
spiky, timeless, and timely collection of psychologically astute speculative fiction.
"Mesmeric, funny, wry, delightful – this is a novel to help the
millennials find their own paths through the world they’ve inherited.
That’s, well… it’s no easy job.
"The impact – the form left against the eyelids – of this modern classic will remain long after you leave. Against the incessant roar of tides in your ears: the last index of salt, and steps, and dark halls against starlight. Careful. Do not lose your way. Do not lose yourself."
©J Moody 2021