Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was by Sjón, trans. Victoria Cribb [BTBA Favorites So Far]

Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was by Sjón, trans. Victoria Cribb [BTBA Favorites So Far]

Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was by Sjón, trans. Victoria Cribb [BTBA Favorites So Far]

A glittering little gem of a book that strikes the perfect balance between story and character, on the one hand, and capturing a moment and place, on the other. The place is Reykjavik, and the moment occurs in the midst of the city’s 1918 influenza outbreak. The excellent translation also finds the perfect tone.