(From the publisher):
A father uproots his young family from their home in the Faroes when he goes to work for the UN in South America. As adults three of his children return to the places and people they once knew, releasing half-submerged memories and unchanging truths in their journey through Peru, Bolivia and Ecvador. Drawing on his own family history Gunnar Hoydal explores the impact Europe has made on these ancient lands, from the invasion of the conquistadors to the more subtle repression of contemporary and programmes. While finding grounds for hope in the balanced integration of old and new, north and south, folk wisdom and modern science, he questions whether the relationship between the powerful and the powerless can ever be simple or innocent and without danger for both.
Original title: Undir suurstj°rnum
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction