Come back in time with us, and meet the cast out bear hunter Taneli and the survivor Lina in a story you will never forget.
In the borderlands between Norwegian Hedmark and Swedish Värmland in the 19th century, we meet the ethnic minority of the Wood-Finns. Lina is wandering the woods with a new-born baby in her arms. She meets Taneli, a loner feared by society because of a murder he supposedly has committed. Together they try to build a life.
We also get to know the other Finns in the area, like the drunkard Oluf, the witch Kaisa and the beautiful Hilda. In a ravishing, raw, tender and at times deeply moving way, Britt Karin Larsen tell the tale about the fight to survive and the bonds to nature that Lina, Taneli and the others collect strength and life from. The author gives the Forrest Finn-culture a voice, and she does it with tender intensity and great respect.
This edition contains: There is a Tree Growing in Mostamägg (Det vokser et tre i Mostamägg), The Forrest of the Sky Bear (Himmelbjørnens skog) and As the Stone Shines (Som steinen skinner). This collected edition of the 3 first books in the series has had a print run of over 15.000 copies in Norway.
´Is this relevant for the Danish readers? After I have read book two and three in the series the answer is yes. Britt Karin Larsens family chronic about the Finnish migrators, that 500 years ago took residence in areas so wooded that the settlers had to literaly chop and burn their way there, has a rare fascination. This is because of the writers ability to combine the description of poverty and discrimination with the joy of living, human stubborness and the depiction of love for nature.´
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