(From the publisher):
Music is at the heart of this book. The devotion to it of a group of amateur musicians forming the Boman Quartet prevents a series of dramatic events from turning into heart-rending tragedy. Music enables each of the musicians to rise above his own bleak situation. But there is humour, too, especially in the satirical, larger-than-life portrayal of the local sectarians, led by the bank manager Ankersen, as they seek in vain to break the spirit of the musicians. And humour of a more earthy kind in Janniksen, the huge blacksmith who is completely at the mercy of his petty-minded sectarian wife.
The setting is a small Faroese town at the beginning of the 20th century – and that town is today the capital of the Faroe Islands, Torshavn.
Original title: De fortabte spillemænd
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Regional Interest