Through the author's eyes, ears, and skin, the reader feels the mosquitoes' stings and shivers at the cold breath of this northern land.
An awesome story of grueling work, adventure and friendship above the arctic Circle ... Beach gives a memorable portrait of a vanishing way of life.
Teased, humored, and painstakingly educated by his polite and often mischevious hosts, the author joined a herder family at their summer settlement, where he listened to tales of evil trolls and ghost reindeer herds; partook in fortune-telling sessions; and learned to fish Saami-style and to share his cognac afterward ... An enthusiastic report by a man in love with his subject, best read on a cold winter's night.
Preface to the English Edition
1. A Start with Henrik
2. On to Virihaure
3. Calf Marking
4. At Home in Staloluokta
5. Parka Separations
6. Lillselet and the Moose Hunt
7. The Sarv Slaughter
8. Autumn Migration to the Lowlands
9. Winter in Jokkmokk
10. Westward with the Spring
Afterword to the 2001 Edition
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