The Emotional Revolution

For eighteen years they were a couple – her and him. Then their paths parted and the emotional revolution took over. But when did that begin? Auður Jónsdóttir uses the tools of fiction to tell a story that is both unique and universal.

The story spans the first year after the protagonist leaves his marriage in new, red sneakers – but is as much about the years beforehand, their lives as a couple and the people around them. At the same time, this is a story of single people in middle age resolutely moving on.