Selected by the Los Angeles Times and Washington Post as one of the Best Books of 2002
Iceland begins with Paul arriving at a mysterious Institute to pick out—on doctor's orders—a new internal organ. There he meets Emily, a young, bikini-clad woman hired to stimulate the organs preserved in a nutrient-enhanced swimming pool, and falls in love amidst a flurry of chlorine and kick-boards. In Jim Krusoe's world, this is about as simple as life gets.
Paul's brief interlude with Emily sets the course for his extraordinary adventures, which involve a troublesome stain on Paul's rug, a volcano, Paul's marriage and children, six years in a piano bar, and a long stretch in the State Penitentiary. But throughout it all Paul keeps re-imagining that first afternoon by the poolside with Emily, his one true love.
Iceland is a novel of melancholic hilarity that along the way raises questions about the nature of memory, imagination, and desire.
Author Jim Krusoe
Title First Published 01 June 2002
Nb of pages 200 p.
Publication Date 01 June 2002
Nb of pages 200
Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5 in.
List Price $14.95
You're left feeling dazzled, even breathless. This is literature at its most audacious and imaginative . . . Iceland manages to be that rarest of things: a novel of ideas that's unpretentious
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