The Street Painter

Submitted by totil on Tue, 08/16/2011 - 23:41

In 1986, an Icelandic youngster disappears when on vacation in Europe. Last news of him come from southern Spain, where he claims to make a living painting pictures on the sidewalks. When he fails to write home for several months his sister and mother catch a plain down south to try to find him. When they arrive in Andalusia they experience a sickening fear of what their search may reveal ...

In this unusual on the road story the reader is led through the post Franco era of southern Spain and Morocco, into the exotic and dangerous world of street artists and tramps. The narrative is exciting and adventurous, full of darkness and subtle humor just as Leifsson's previous works.

Not for children.