Under southern stars


Forlag: Mare's Nest
Útgávuár: 2003
Prísur: 250.00
ISBN: 1-899197-65-6
Rithøvundi: Gunnar Hoydal
Umsett: Marjun Stewart
Evni: Bøkur til ferðafólk
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Síðutal: 250

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The Author:
A central figure in Faroese cultural life and a major novelist, Gunnar Hoydal has also published short stories, essays, poems and songs. Several of his books, including "Under Southern Stars", which was short-listed for the nordic literature prize, have been published in Danish. In 2002 he was awarded the Faroese government's cultural prize.

The novel:
A father uproots his young family from their home in Faroes when he goes to work for the UN in South America. As adults three of his children return to the places and people the once knew, releasing half-submerged memories and unchanging truths in their journey through Peru, Bolivia and Equador. Drawing on his own family history Gunnar Hoydal explores the impact Europe has made on these ancient lands, from the invasion of the conquistadors to the more subtle repression of contemporary aid programmes. While finding grounds for hope in the balanced integration of old and new, north and south, folk wisdom and modern science, he questions whether the relationship between the powerful and the powerless can ever be simple or innocent and without danger for both.