The Resource Woman at 1,000 Degrees, (ebook)

Woman at 1,000 Degrees, (ebook)

Label
Woman at 1,000 Degrees
Title
Woman at 1,000 Degrees
Title variation
  • Woman at One Thousand Degrees
  • Woman at 1,000°
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"I live here alone in a garage, together with a laptop computer and a hand grenade." So begins the sweeping, darkly comic, and highly original tale--a European bestseller and prizewinner, published in more than a dozen languages--of eighty-year-old Herra Bjr̦nsson, who looks back from her deathbed on her dramatic and often disreputable life. Now bedridden in a garage in Reykjavik, but still smoking away, she awaits death--even calling ahead to make an appointment to be cremated at the high temperature of 1,000 degrees. She reflects unsparingly on her past, wonders why her children aren't visiting her, and messes with strangers' minds via FaceBook in the middle of the night. Herra is the granddaughter of the first president of Iceland--and inspired by a real person whom the noted Icelandic novelist Hallgr<U+00dd>mur Helgason met by chance. Herra's father fought on the side of the Germans during World War II, and Herra was temporarily orphaned as a young girl, abandoned among the Nazis at the Hamburg train station and left to fend for herself in war-torn Europe with only a hand grenade for protection. Her memories--poignant, funny, sometimes brutal--sweep back and forth across time and geography, from the remote fjr̦ds of Iceland to Copenhagen, Germany, Argentina, and the United States. Each chapter is a piece of a haunting puzzle that comes together beautifully in the eBook's final pages. A bestseller in Germany, a prizewinner in France, Woman at 1,000 Degrees is a tour de force of the imagination and has been compared to "John Irving on speed."
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Midwest
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1959-
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Hallgrímur Helgason
Dewey number
839/.6934
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • FitzGibbon, Brian
  • hoopla digital
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  • Terminally ill
  • Older women
  • Electronic books
  • Iceland
Target audience
adult
Label
Woman at 1,000 Degrees, (ebook)
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781616207717
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11818328
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11818328
System control number
MWT11818328
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Woman at 1,000 Degrees, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781616207717
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11818328
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11818328
System control number
MWT11818328
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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