‘The Blue Fox’ is a poetic masterpiece

Icelandic author Sjon’s modernist novel comes to the United States

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“Poetic” may be one of the only words to concretely describe “The Blue Fox,” a novel written in Icelandic in 2004 but published in the United States for the first time this year. The novel is written by Sjon (pronounced Shee-yon), a poet, author and part-time lyricist for Bjork. Well-known
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