Peirene Press


By Gohril Gabrielsen, translated by Deborah Dawkin

Seabirds in northern Norway share the parenting of chicks equally. Even in the twenty four hours darkness of winter they care for their young together. Among these birds a research scientist makes her home in an abandoned fisherman’s hut. Surrounded by nature, she observes the birds for her PhD and waits for her lover to arrive. As the day pass, secrets of the cabin’s past are revealed: a mysterious fire; a tragedy from generations ago; a child who waits for their mother to return.  Perhaps what comes naturally for seabirds is not always so natural to us….

ISBN: 9781908670588

£12 pb

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