ISBN-10: 0374125635

ISBN-13: 9780374125639

Spanning eras, continents, and genres, CoDex 1962—twenty years within the making—is Sjón’s epic three-part masterpiece

Over the process 4 excellent novels translated into dozens of languages, Sjón has earned an international recognition as one of many world’s finest writers. yet what the area hasn't ever been in a position to learn is his nice trilogy of novels, recognized jointly as CoDex 1962—now eventually complete.

Josef Löwe, the narrator, was once born in 1962—the comparable 12 months, a similar second even, as Sjón. Josef’s tale, in spite of the fact that, stretches again many years within the type of Leo Löwe—a Jewish fugitive in the course of global conflict II who has an affair with a maid in a German hotel; jointly, they shape a toddler from a bit of clay. If the 1st quantity is a love tale, the second one is against the law tale: Löwe arrives in Iceland with the clay-baby inside of a hatbox, basically to be embroiled in a homicide mystery—but by way of the tip of the amount, his clay son has come to existence. And within the ultimate quantity, set in present-day Reykjavík, Josef’s tale turns into technology fiction as he crosses paths with the outlandish CEO of a biotech corporation (based heavily on fact) who brings the tale of genetics and genesis complete circle. however the destiny, in accordance with Sjón, isn't so darkish because it seems.

In CoDex 1962, Sjón has woven historic and smooth fabric and folklore and cosmic myths right into a singular masterpiece—encompassing style fiction, theology, expressionist movie, comedian strips, fortean experiences, genetics, and, after all, the wealthy culture of Icelandic storytelling.

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