Summer Light, and Then Comes the Night

by Jón Kalman Stefánsson, Iceland.
translated by Philip Roughton.
With only four hundred inhabitants in this remote rural town of West Iceland, life could seem unremarkable. Yet a new road to the city has change on everyone’s minds. Unexpected, warm, and humorous, this series of short stories about the inhabitants, everyday people, explores their dreams and desires, and creates an understanding of the village as a whole, and ultimately it's beauty.
Paperback, 250pp. 2005/Eng2020.