The Prophets of Eternal Fjord

The Prophets of Eternal Fjord

Book - 2015
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"Idealistic, misguided Morten Falck is a newly ordained priest sailing to Greenland in 1787 to convert the Inuit to the Danish church. A rugged outpost battered by unremittingly harsh winters, Sukkertoppen is simmering with the threat of dissent: natives from neighboring villages have unified to reject Danish rule and establish their own settlement atop Eternal Fjord. As Falck becomes involved with those in his care--his ambitious catechist, a lonely trader's wife, and a fatalistic widow he comes to love--his faith and reputation are compromised"-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]
ISBN: 9780871406712
Branch Call Number: FIC LEI
Characteristics: 562 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Aitken, Martin
Alternative Title: Eternal Fjord


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May 10, 2017

Without having read this novel, I am struck by apparent parallels in the plot to "Island of Wings" by Karin Altenberg (2011) which was set in the Hebrides. ??


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