Time & Location
Dec 15, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Nordic Hall, 63 Jacobs Rd, Coupeville, WA 98239, USA
About the Event
Our book this month is Miss Iceland by Auður Ólafsdóttir and takes place in Iceland in the 1960s.
Hekla is a budding female novelist who was born in the remote district of Dalir. After packing her few belongings, including James Joyces's Ulysses and a Remington typewriter, she heads for Reykjavik with a manuscript buried in her bags. There, she intends to become a writer. Sharing an apartment with her childhood and queer friend Jón John, Hekla comes to learn that she will have to stand alone in a small male dominated community that would rather see her win a pageant than be a professional artist. As the two friends find themselves increasingly on the outside, their bond shapes and strengthens them artistically in the most moving of ways. (From goodreads)