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Tue, Apr 11


Virtual, via Zoom

Nordic Book Club, April

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Nordic Book Club, April
Nordic Book Club, April

Time & Location

Apr 11, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT

Virtual, via Zoom

About the Event

In a masterful blend of fiction and autobiography, a Norwegian novelist sends her character to the far north to learn what she can about their Sami ancestry.  This book won the Nadia Christensen Prize for Translation from the American-Scandinavian Foundation for its translator, Barbara Sjoholm.

Intricate and beautifully constructed, Clearing Out offers a solemn reflection on how identities, like families, are formed and fractured and recovered as stories are told. In its depiction of the forgotten and the fiercely held memories among the Sea (sjø) Sami of northern Norway, the novel is a powerful statement on what is lost, and what remains in reach, in the character and composition of contemporary life.

You can purchase the book here.

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