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Under The Glacier
Under The Glacier
 
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Author : Halldor Laxness
Publisher : Vintage Books
ISBN# : 1-4000-3441-8
Pages : 240
Price :INR 759
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Nobel laureate Halldor Laxness under the glacier is a one-of a-kind masterpiece, a wryly provocative novel at once earthy and otherworldly. At its outset, the Bishop of Iceland dispatches a young emissary to investigate certain charges against the pastor at snaefells Glacier, who, among other things, appears to have given up burying the dead. But once he arrives, the emissary finds that this dereliction counts only as a mild eccentricity in a community that regards itself as the center of the world and where creation itself is a work in progress. What is the emissary to make, for example of the boarded-up Church? What about the mysterious building that has sprung up alongside it? or the fact that pastor Jon Spends most of his time shoeing horses? Or that his wife,
 
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