Your absence is darkness

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Windsor, Ontario : Biblioasis, 2024.
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431 pages ; 23 cm
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Windsor, Ontario : Biblioasis, 2024.


"A man comes to awareness in a cold church in the Icelandic countryside, not knowing who he is, why he’s there or how he arrived, with a stranger staring mockingly from a few pews back. Startled by the man’s cryptic questions, he leaves—and plunges into a history spanning centuries, a past pressed into his genes that sinks him closer to some knowledge of himself. A city girl is drawn to the fjords by the memory of a blue-eyed gaze, and a generation earlier, a farmer’s wife writes an essay about earthworms that changes the course of lives. A pastor who writes letters to dead poets falls in love with a faraway stranger, and a rock musician, plagued by cosmic loneliness, discovers that his past has been a lie. Faced with the violence of fate and the effects of choices, made and avoided, that cascade between them, each discovers the cost of following the magnetic needle of the heart....Your Absence Is Darkness is a comedy about mortality, music, and the strange salve of time, and a spellbinding saga of death, desire, and the perfect agony of star-crossed love." --publisher's website
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First published:,Reykjavik : Benedikt Forlag, 2020,as,Fjarvera þín er myrkur.
English translation from the Icelandic.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Jón Kalman Stefánsson., & Roughton, P. (2024). Your absence is darkness (First edition.). Biblioasis.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Jón Kalman Stefánsson, 1963- and Philip, Roughton. 2024. Your Absence Is Darkness. Biblioasis.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Jón Kalman Stefánsson, 1963- and Philip, Roughton. Your Absence Is Darkness Biblioasis, 2024.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Jón Kalman Stefánsson, and Philip Roughton. Your Absence Is Darkness First edition., Biblioasis, 2024.

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