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Christina Sunley

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Christina Sunley was born in New York City, raised on Long Island, and has lived for the past twenty years in the San Francisco Bay Area. She attended Wesleyan University, got a BFA in Film from New York University, and received her Masters in English/Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. She currently works fulltime in the nonprofit sector.

Christina grew up hearing stories about her Icelandic relatives and their journey to North America, following the 1875 volcanic eruption that decimated much of Iceland's farmland. To write The Tricking of Freya, she spent several years researching Icelandic history, mythology, and genealogy, including three trips to Iceland and a stint as writer-in-residence at Klaustrið (The Monastery),
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The Tricking of Freya: A Novel

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date: April 02, 2009 07:00PM
location: Westbeth , 55 Bethune Street, New York, NY, The United States
description: Christina Sunley will read from her novel, The Tricking of Freya. A young woman obsessed with uncovering a family secret is drawn into the strange and magical history, language and landscape of Iceland.
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“Lose your balance for a moment and there you go, the world flings you off its spinning surface and its not so easy to scramble back on.”
Christina Sunley
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“Just start at the beginning, you say? And what beginning might that be? I've come to the conclusion all starts are false ones. Tap the fragile shell of any beginning and you'll find another nested inside.”
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“Every language is a temple, in which the soul of those who speak it is enshrined.”
Christina Sunley, The Tricking of Freya

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