By the Shores of Kitchi-Gami

The two follow-up volumes to Vidar Sundstøl’s Riverton Prize-winning The Land of Dreams have now been released. The haunting rugged country of Minnesota’s Arrowhead region remains almost solid and the driving force and sole boundary in these final volumes of The Minnesota Trilogy where dreams and actual events, loyalty and enmity, the past and the present, the hunted and the hunter, the personal and the political, love and hate, family and foe meld and conjoin like the strands of a multi-dimensional Möbius strip.

When US Forest Service Ranger Lance Hansen finally solves the mystery of the Norwegian tourist’s murder that sets these coils in motion, other mysteries of identity and allegiance resolve themselves in a most satisfying way. Sundstøl teamed with Nunnally brilliantly succeed in creating atmosphere, empathy and concern for the characters and deep suspense.

ONLY THE DEAD
By Vidar Sundstøl
Translated by Tiina Nunnally
University of Minnesota Press | 168 pages | October 2014
ISBN 978-0-8166-8942-2 | cloth | $22.95
THE RAVENS
By Vidar Sundstøl
Translated by Tiina Nunnally
University of Minnesota Press | 288 pages | April 2015
ISBN 978-0-8166-8944-6 | cloth | $24.95