In her novel, Wintersun, Auður Jónsdóttir weaves together different worlds and raises questions about values, attitudes and deception – just like in the famous award-winning books Deposit and People in the Basement. With an unexpected plot twist and an original view of life, Winter Sun does not disappoint.
The police in the capital are searching for Arndís Theódórsdóttir, she was last seen at Korpúlfsstaðir last Friday…
Sunna is taken aback when she sees the announcement online. She has a hard time concentrating on the crime fiction course she is supposed to be doing because her memories from her time together with Arndís in Barcelona preoccupy her. In addition, it’s the Christmas holidays at the publishing house and there is little time left to look for her lost friend. It does not help that her housemate, Axel, is stuck in Ísafjörður and Sunna is alone with his ten year old son who she knows little about. When she notices that three strangers are tailing her, it’s like her own life is becoming a crime story…
Auður builds her characters with great cunning and goes so fast that the reader becomes impatient with how Sunna continues to be in the present and the past. … It is not until the final pages of the work that Auður pulls all the threads together, weaves them so quickly into a web...that it leaves the reader gaping...Underlying all of her work is a sky-high moral imperative that sears the reader's mind.Páll Baldvin Baldvinsson, Fréttablaðið
Auður's book is one of the best I've read this autumn… Wintersun is a fitting name in that the story shines brightly...The narrative style is fascinating and the style, well, what can I say – wonderful!Eiríkur Bergmann, Eyjan.is
Wintersun is a fun story. It is written with skill and agility, and the reader is fascinated by the problems, happenings and the cheerfully created characters…Einar Falur Ingólfsson, Morgunblaðið