Join us to discuss contemporary Nordic literature online! On September 13, we’ll be discussing The Last Wild Horses by Norwegian author Maja Lunde, out now in translation by Diane Oatley.
Translated into 40 languages and winner of the Norwegian Bookseller’s Prize, Maja Lunde’s heart-wrenching new tale, set in the distant past and the dystopian future, explores extinction and survival, family and hope. In Russia in 1881, when the skeleton of a rare wild horse is brought to him, zoologist Mikhail plans an expedition to Mongolia to find the fabled Przewalski horse, a journey that tests not only his physicality, but his heart. In 1992, alongside her troubled son Mathias and several Przewalski horses that she has dedicated her life to saving, veterinarian Karin travels to Mongolia to re-introduce the magnificent horses to their native land.
In 2062, Europe’s future is uncertain — but Eva is willing to sacrifice nearly everything to hold onto her family’s farm as a pregnant wild mare she is tending is about to foal, even when her teenage daughter implores Eva to leave the farm and Norway. When a young woman named Louise unexpectedly arrives on the farm, her mysterious intentions will either bring them all together, or devastate them one by one.
Advance registration is required but open to all; a link to the online meeting and password for login will be sent to you after registering. At the start of the meeting, all participants will appear online so that they are able to take part in the meeting.