#RivetingReads: Lucy Popescu recommends AND THE WIND SEES ALL by Guđmundur Andri Thorsson

A riveting exploration of Nordic hygge with a hint of something darker. Stories and gossip infiltrate daily life in Guđmundur Andri Thorsson’s Icelandic fishing village. The hopes, secrets and betrayals of various characters are revealed as they watch newcomer Kata sail by on her bicycle, dressed in a polka-dot dress, on her way to conduct the local choir.

Recommended by Lucy Popescu


Written by Guđmundur Andri Thorsson

Translated from the Icelandic by Bjørg Arnadottir and Andrew Cauthery

Published by Peirene Press (2018)

 Lucy Popescu reviews books for various publications including the Financial TimesTLS and New Humanist. Her anthology, A Country to Call Home, focusing on the experiences of young refugees was published in June 2018. Her other publications include A Country of RefugeThe Good Tourist and Another Sky. She is chair of the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award. www.LucyPopescu.com / Twitter: @Lucyjpop

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