As Agnes and I sit in the back room of the coffee shop, Annie comes in for a boost and runs into us. Did you know that Katrin skipped a grade she was so advanced and made perfect scores in physics and chemistry? The Marshall Plan flooded Reykjavik with cash, which Helgi says Iceland used to buy 36 fishing trawlers. All around her now, caterers are converting the gym for a birthday party for one of the longtime staffers. A LONG PATH beneath the canopy of branches and leaves leads down to a clearing of grass and a flagpole with the Icelandic flag flapping in the breeze, the summerhouse tucked back among the trees.
Alessandra. Age: 24.
They are a family of achievers.
Mary. Age: 30.
She and Frederik are thinking of starting a family. The cabin is where Odda got married and where Katrin will be married one day and where next summer Hannah's wedding will take place. Her mom would be mortified and her dad giddy when she'd insult the politics of powerful guests.