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In our fast-paced world of today one has to really trust an author to make a big commitment of time to surrender oneself as a reader to the enormity of a novel such as this of nearly six hundred pages. But it pays to persevere as one is sucked into its narrative as young Danish priest Morten Falck, with a fondness for Rousseau, sets out for Greenland in 1787 to attempt to convert the Inuit to the Danish church.
Vividly translated by Martin Aitken, Leine’s descriptions are brilliant and insightful as Falck undergoes a crisis of faith and draws us into the visceral world of Eternal Fjord. It is a great, original novel with a rich polyphony of memorable places and events and resonating characters. A work that will endure.