The knife in the fire (Innbundet)

Sanger fra ishavet/Ruijan rannalla


Ingeborg Arvola

Norwegian title: Kniven i ilden
Norwegian subtitle: Sanger fra ishavet/Ruijan rannalla
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2022
Pages: 448
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202762742
Kategori: Literature and Fiction
Overview Kniven i ilden

The Knife in the Fire is a riveting historical novel about work and love, strong communities, and carefree erotica, the individual and the community.

The year is 1859. Brita Caisa Seipajærvi straps on her skis and takes the long road from Finland to Norway with her two children. Brit Caisa has been disciplined by the church for having an affair with a married man. She can heal animals and humans. The destination for their journey is Bugøynes, where the sea is said to be full of cod.

The Knife in the Fire is the first title in the Ruijan rannalla/Songs from the Arctic Ocean series, about Finnish Kvens and the landscape they live in. Brita Caisa was the great-great-great-great-grandmother of author Ingeborg Arvola. Arvola’s writing evokes the smell of blood after slaughtering reindeer, the taste of cloudberries, the feeling of coldness from the snow and the heat from the fire.

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Author Ingeborg Arvola

Ingeborg Arvola (b. 1974) grew up in Pasvikdalen and in Tromsø. Her first book was a novel for adults called Korellhuset, published in 1999. She has written several novels for children and adults.

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