New in Denmark: Bolsjehjerte

New in Denmark: Bolsjehjerte

"Bolsjehjerte" ("Bommhjarta") has just been published in Denmark by Forlaget Torgard. "Bolsjehjerte" is Jóanes Nielsen's second novel in the series about the family - nicknamed the Brahmadells. It's a chronicle which intertwines the narrative story with real events in contemporary Faroese history. It's a story about family relations and friendships, love and hate, sex, Christianity and devilry, mercy killing, Faroese Nazy supporters, a sledge dog massacre in Greenland, a diabolic cult, bombing of the Faroese Parliament, a shipwreck, a Rabbi visit in Sumba, a run amuck in Klaksvík and a meeting the The Devil itself. The main character is the author Eigil Tvibur who is a descendant of both the Brahmadells and Tviburs. Eigil, who was born as a result of a rape that his uncle committed against a niece, Eigil's mother, in a cowshed in Sumba, is constantly trying to come to terms with himself and his ancestry. He has a sweet and brutal mind and this dual temperament gets him into trouble. Rights sold to Germany (Btb Random House).

Books from the Faroe Islands 2019

Books from the Faroe Islands 2019

Congratulations to Rakel Helmsdal

Congratulations to Rakel Helmsdal