#RivetingReads: Louise Doughty Recommends Sjón’s MOONSTONE

I’ve just discovered the beautiful and poetic work of the Icelandic writer Sjón. His book Moonstone is published by Sceptre and I came across it as part of their 30th birthday celebrations.  It’s set in Reykjavik in 1918 as a volcano erupts and the Spanish flu is taking a deadly grip.  It’s a book to read in one sitting and then to re-read very slowly and carefully for its loveliness and strangeness.

By Louise Doughty 

Moonstone

By Sjón

Translated by Victoria Cribb

Published by Sceptre Books

 

Louise Doughty is the author of 8 novels, the latest is Black Water, published by Faber&Faber

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