About this book
A social satire on politics and politicians. Laxness won the Nobel Prize for Literature and his published books span more than 60 years.
When the Americans make an offer to buy Icelandic land to build an atomic war base, a storm of protest is provoked. Told by a country girl from the north, this novel follows her experiences upon taking up employment as a maid in the house of her Member of Parliament. Her observations expose the intellectual society of the south as rootless.