With passion and humor, an Icelandic author tells the coming-of-age tale of a boy navigating life s changes in all their angst and ecstasy.
Josh Stephenson s thirteenth year starts with a baffling sequence of events. His estranged father has just sent him a taxidermied falcon for his birthday. His flirty seventeen-year-old girl cousin has moved into his house, using his bedroom as a passageway and taking bubble baths in the unlockable bathroom. And now he s gone AWOL from school to escape the locker-room teasing about certain embarrassing anatomical changes. On top of all that, he s in love, but wondering if dreams of love can ever come true. Hiding out in his secret hollow in a big rock by the sea, Josh tries to figure out once and for all: is his life being sucked into a black hole, or is this just being thirteen?"
Fish in the Sky