TUE – 1-26-2016 – 6 PM
Read and discuss Scandinavian literature in translation as part of Nordic Book Club – ASF’s newest literary series. Upcoming selections include The Pirates, a semi-fictional memoir by Icelandic comedian and former Reykjavik mayor Jón Gnarr in February and The Other Woman by Therese Bohman in March.
Join us for a lively discussion on the last Tuesday of the month in the Halldór Laxness Library at Scandinavia House.
The Prophets of Eternal Fjord by Kim Leine
Internationally acclaimed novelist Kim Leine charts the tragic events that connect seemingly disparate lives in a remote area of Greenland in 1787 while, at the same time, illuminating the cruel and gentle impulses of those seeking redemption, and the shifting line between religion and mysticism.
“This is truly an original and incredible achievement, a majestic story set in an impenetrable country…The Prophets of the Eternal Fjord is challenging, striking, sometimes brutal, sometimes elegiac, in other moments discreet and classical. It transcends all genres.” — La Repubblica