BOOKS

The Prophets of Eternal Fjord

Kim Leine Martin Aitken

RRP: £9.99

4 August 2016

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9780857897930

RRP: £8.99

2 July 2015

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9780857897923

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.

REVIEWS

An astonishing, hallucinatory journey into the frozen heart of Denmark's colonial darkness... A fervid, exhilarating evocation of faith versus hypocrisy, empathy versus dislocation and desperate rebellion versus grim destiny, The Prophets of Eternal Fjord is a slow-release depth charge of a novel whose reverberations bear the terrible poignancy of global and timely relevance
Guardian

Superb... A raw, hugely powerful chronicle of lives lived on the edge... The Prophets of Eternal Fjord has a grandeur and a compass that few novels this year will match
Sunday Times

Gripping... A milestone, a masterpiece
Information (Denmark)

The result of this novel is symphonic: politics, history, sexuality, and religion deftly interwoven. The combination is perfectly balanced, fascinating, and irresistible
Le Monde (France)