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The Woman at 1,000 Degrees by Hallgrímur Helgason (Transl. Brian Fitzgibbon): You couldn’t make it up | A life in books
Sometimes books arrive with stories about how they came to be written which are almost as fascinating as what’s inside them. Hallgrímur Helgason’s The Woman at 1,000 Degrees grew out of a canvassing phone call he made on behalf of his partner, a candidate in Iceland’s municipal elections. The third name on his list turned …