The Atom Station by
Call Number: PT7511.L3 A813 2003
Publication Date: 1961, 2002
Americans make an offer to buy Icelandic land for the purposes of building an atomic war base. This does not sit well with the Icelandic populace. Laxness tells his story from the point of view of a country girl from the north who works as a maid in the house of her Member of Parliament. She finds herself in an environment very different from that of her upbringing, shedding light on urban-rural divides and conflicting world views.