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The Resource The Prophets of Eternal Fjord

The Prophets of Eternal Fjord

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The Prophets of Eternal Fjord
Title
The Prophets of Eternal Fjord
Statement of responsibility
Kim Leine ; translated from the Danish by Martin Aitken
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A gorgeous, strange, dark-edged novel that has garlanded critical acclaim throughout Europe and won the prestigious Nordic Council's Literature Prize. 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 harsh winters, Sukkertoppen is overshadowed by the threat of dissent; natives from neighboring villages have united 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 dangerously called into question
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Summary
A saga of a Greenlandic community torn by the forces of colonialism follows the experiences of a misguided late-18th-century priest whose faith is tested during his tragic efforts to convert the Inuit.
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
ALA Notable Book, 2016.
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10433138
Cataloging source
DLC
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1961-
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Kim Leine
Dewey number
839.8138
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Aitken, Martin
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True
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Fiction / Literary
Target audience
adult
Label
The Prophets of Eternal Fjord
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Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300008759
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780857897923
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Prophets of Eternal Fjord
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300008759
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780857897923
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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