Children in Reindeer Woods (Paperback)

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" A] daringly droll, wholly perturbing book."--New York Times

Eleven-year-old Billie lives at a temporary home for children called Children in Reindeer Woods, which she discovers one afternoon, to her surprise, is in the middle of a war zone. When a small group of paratroopers kill everyone who lives there with her, and then turn on each other, Billie is forced to learn to live with the violent, innocent, and troubled Rafael, who decides to abandon the soldier's life and become a farmer, no matter what it takes.

A lyrical and continually surprising take on the absurdity of war and the mysteries of childhood, Children in Reindeer Woods is a moving modern fable.

About the Author

Kristin Omarsdottir has published books of poetry, short stories, and novels. She received Griiman, the Icelandic playwright award, in 2005 for her play Tell Me Everything.Lytton Smith is a poet and translator, and a founding member of Blind Tiger Poetry. His book, The All-Purpose Magical Tent was published by Nightboat. His poems and reviews have appeared in such publications as The Atlantic, The Believer, and Boston Review.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781934824351
ISBN-10: 1934824356
Publisher: Open Letter
Publication Date: April 17th, 2012
Pages: 198
Language: English