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Butterflies in November by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir

Butterflies in November

A young woman is left by her husband and dumped by her lover in the same day. Her plans to escape to another country are thwarted when she's asked by her best friend to look after her deaf-mute four-year-old son.

In the twilight of an Icelandic November, the pair set off on a tour of the island and an unlikely friendship develops.

Ava Ólafsdóttir is a prize-winning author and international bestseller, with Butterflies already translated into several languages and the film rights snapped up. It is a both comical and uniquely moving story about motherhood, relationships and the legacy of life's mistakes.


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