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The Resource The prophets of eternal fjord, Kim Leine ; translated from the Danish by Martin Aitken

The prophets of eternal fjord, Kim Leine ; translated from the Danish by Martin Aitken

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The prophets of eternal fjord
Title
The prophets of eternal fjord
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Kim Leine ; translated from the Danish by Martin Aitken
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  • eng
  • dan
  • eng
Summary
The award-winning, internationally best-selling saga of a Greenlandic community torn apart by the forces of colonialism--appearing in English at last. 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. The internationally acclaimed novelist Kim Leine charts the tragic events that connect these seemingly disparate lives, while illuminating the brutal and tender impulses of those seeking redemption and the shifting line between religion and mysticism. In the tradition of We, the Drowned, The Prophets of Eternal Fjord is rich in earthy detail and Dickensian pathos, a visceral panorama of a fragile colony caught in the throes of history. --
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Summary
The award-winning, internationally best-selling saga of a Greenlandic community torn apart by the forces of colonialism--appearing in English at last.
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ALA Notable Book, 2016.
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10433138
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839.813/8
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT8177.22.E47
LC item number
P7613 2015
Literary form
fiction
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The prophets of eternal fjord, Kim Leine ; translated from the Danish by Martin Aitken
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text
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Control code
20409514
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
562 pages
Isbn
9780871406712
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(hardcover)
Lccn
2015013260
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Label
The prophets of eternal fjord, Kim Leine ; translated from the Danish by Martin Aitken
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20409514
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
562 pages
Isbn
9780871406712
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015013260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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