The Blue Fox
by Sjón, Iceland, translated by Victoria Cribb.
Set against the stark backdrop of the Icelandic winter, an elusive, enigmatic fox leads a hunter on a transformative quest. At the edge of the hunter's territory, a naturalist struggles to build a life for his charge, a young woman with Down syndrome whom he rescued from a shipwreck years before. By the end of Sjón's slender, spellbinding fable of a novel, none of their lives will be the same. Part mystery, part fairy tale, all quite fascinating.
Paperback, 120pp. 2004/translated 2008