|Pages/Publication Date:||576 / 2015|
In 1787, newly ordained priest Morten Falck sets sail for Greenland in a bid to convert the Inuit to the Church of Denmark, only to come ashore in a hardscrabble village where the natives have unified to reject colonial rule and establish their own settlement atop Eternal Fjord. The winner of the Nordic Council's Literature Prize and shortlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award, Danish-Norwegian author Kim Leine's rather Dickensian novel follows Falck's misadventures, as the hapless yet compassionate missionary finds resistance and romance, acceptance and tragedy.
"Epic in sweep and noteworthy for its large cast of skillfully drawn characters, this is a lush, brave book about idealism and faith."—Library Journal