The Creator

Gudrun Eva Minervudottir

Published: 6 September 2012
Printed Paper Cased, B Format
129x198mm, 288 pages
ISBN: 9781846272516
£12.99

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Published: 5 September 2013
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 288 pages
ISBN: 9781846272523
£8.99

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Translated by Sarah Bowen

Overview

Sveinn is a reclusive, middle-aged bachelor who devotes his life to creating and selling beautiful custom-made sex dolls. Loa is a divorced mother of two, whose eldest daughter's increasing isolation is giving her real cause for concern. Their lives collide on the evening when Loa's car breaks down outside Sveinn's house. Against his better judgment, Sveinn offers to help and Loa ends up staying for dinner, falling asleep in her chair, and stealing away in the morning with a sex doll - with the notion that it might somehow help her daughter. When Sveinn goes to the city in search of his creation, he quickly finds himself drawn into Loa's complicated family life.

Funny, and touching, and never far from tragedy, The Creator is an affectingly original story of an unlikely friendship and an unlikely cure for the problem of never quite feeling real.


About the author

Image of Gudrun Eva Minervudottir

Guðrún Eva Mínervudóttir, born in 1976, was raised in various villages around Iceland, and spent her youth bartending and studying. A professional writer since the age of 22, she lives in Reykjavik with her husband, film maker Marteinn Thorsson. This is her first book to be translated into English. More about the author


Reviews

‘A blackly comic story’ four star review

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Reviews

‘A strange compelling experiment... a clever, amusing novel that plays with ideas about the boundary between the real and the artificial and the begs profound questions about loneliness and the human condition.’ Tina Jackson

‘An affecting exploration of loneliness and detachment’ David Evans





 
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