Publish date: 2015-01-27
Publisher: Weinstein Books
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
Swedish Lappland, 1717: The two daughters of Maija stumble upon the body of a killed man on the Blackåsen mountain. Everyone thinks that the killed man has been mauled by a wolf, but Maija believes that he has died by the hand of a man. One of the few settlers on the mountain has to be the murderer ...
DNF. beautifully written, just not for me. maybe I'll pick it up sometime when I am less stressed and can just immerse myself in the book
Reading this book is kind of like being in a hypnagogic trance - one foot in the dream world, one in the waking world, and a general sense of being unsettled. I've never read a book with such a heavy noir vibe that was set in the countryside - let alone the Swedish countryside circa the 1700s. But i...
Swedish Lapland, 1717. Maija, her husband Paavo and her daughters Frederika and Dorotea arrive from their native Finland, hoping to forget the traumas of their past and put down new roots in this harsh but beautiful land. Above them looms Blackåsen, a mountain whose foreboding presence looms over th...
The atmosphere of this novel is so dark, and foreboding, her writing so incredibly detailed. I felt the cold, the hunger as the settlers face one of the coldest winters ever, and the fear as things are happening that are not easily understood. It is easy to fall back on superstitions, cries of witch...
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