The Urban Volcano is a collection of short stories and flash fiction written by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson. The stories are to a large extent based on real life events from the author’s life. Although the tales contain grains of truth, they are melded with fiction, making the reader curious to know the line between reality and fantasy.
A man is rather picky about where he sits on a plane.
Wandering around the Gràcia neighborhood looking for a shop that sells cacao powder, the narrator comes across a toy that grabs his attention.
A short story about a university professor is waiting for his connecting flight at Bogotá International Airport when he is drawn into a conversation with the man sitting besides him. Annoyed at first with being disturbed, the professor gradually becomes interested in the curious tale the man has to tell.