Book cover for Magma



09 June 2022
208 pages
Imprint: Picador


Magma is profane, funny, and uncomfortably honest about what happens when we substitute someone’s image of us for self-knowledge.
A compulsive, propulsive debut about a young woman’s exploration of love and sex . . . Thora Hjörleifsdóttir’s narrator pulls us into the tale of her near undoing and her struggle to find her own value.
A luminous and poetic novel . . . How to describe the slow escalation by which possession becomes control, and power abuse? [Hjörleifsdóttir] has created a whole new landscape for storytelling.
A novel that speaks directly to its present age . . . An incredibly compelling book