Ólafur Jóhann Ólafsson
"An overlooked pianist who finally receives fraught success after decades of disappointment. An elusive dancer whose fiancé is desperate to untangle her untimely death. A mysterious patient who is comatose after a violent accident. These are the three women who animate Olaf Olafsson's brilliantly rendered One Station Away. Magnus, a New York neurologist -- son to one, lover to another, and doctor to a third -- is the thread that binds these women's...
"The haunting, vivid story of a nun whose past returns to her in unexpected ways, all while investigating a mysterious death and a series of harrowing abuse claims A young nun is sent by the Vatican to investigate allegations of misconduct at a Catholic school in Iceland. During her time there, on a gray winter's day, a young student at the school watches the school's headmaster, Father August Franz, fall to his death from the church tower. Two decades...
A haunting selection of twelve thematically connected short stories examines the complexity and changing quality of modern-day human relationships over the course of time, as he explores the lives of a lustful photographer who confronts his own mortality, a father who tries to transform his new lover into his late wife, and other characters.