There is a legal case going on in Elverum where several people are accused of taking part in illegal wolf-hunting. The bitter conflict between the defenders and the opponents of wolves which has been going on since the seventies is one of the themes of this book, which will be the last in this series and which moves us on to more recent times. We follow the same families, as some move back out from the city to try to make themselves a new life in the woods, while others turn their backs on Finnskogen for good. Oliver from Linna helps to bring Ruth, who is Jewish, and her children across the border to safety in Sweden. Many years later she tries to find him again, to thank him. Many journalists and researchers come to Finnskogen to gather knowledge of an almost forgotten culture and to try to save the last words of a language which will soon be extinct. People from other countries come to the woods to settle in cheap abandoned houses and feel themselves well received, while ”The Little German” Turid, child of a Skogfinnish mother and a German soldier father, even into her adult years feels unsure where she belongs. But her great gradmother told her about Mostamägg, and after living her whole life in Oslo, Turid wants to rediscover the remains of what was Taneli's and Lina's old croft.
'A welcome rarity in contemporary literature.'
'It is hardly possible to find any match for such a venture with a comparable range of topics, breadth of human portrait and depth of landscape.'
'With the seventh book the multi-storied narrative has come full cycle, and the people of Finnskogen have had their history as vividly and intensely told as can only be achieved by an energetic writer with a strong calling for the topic.'
'Britt Karin Larsen has impressively maintained tension and quality all through the long series about the people from Finnskogen.'
'Small and large stories are braided together, without losing the main perspectives; this is the classic art of story-telling.'
'With ’Colder Towards Night,’ Britt Karin Larsen has brought a magnificent epic to a close.”
'A welcome innovation in contemporary literature.'
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