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).