Author(s): Kim Leine
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.
"Kim Leineis a Danish-Norwegian novelist. He received the Golden Laurel award and the Nordic Council's Literature Prize for his fourth novel, The Prophets of Eternal Fjord.Martin Aitken is an acclaimed Danish-language translator."