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by Gerður Kristný

or The Slaying
A Reykjavík Murder Mystery
Translated by Rory McTurk
with an Introduction by Guðni Elísson & Alda Björk Valdimarsdóttir

Part of our Arc Translations series edited by Jean Boase-Beier

Celebrated Icelandic writer Gerður Kristný's Drápa is a novel-poem which takes its form from Old Norse shield poetry and its mood from modern Nordic crime. But the poem is no fiction: it is about a real woman's murder in the city of Reykjavik, and, through this lens, about all women's deaths. This is Viking poetry at its most contemporary.

paperback 9781911469261
hardback 9781911469278
128 pages
Published April 2018