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HOMO sapienne kindle ☆ eBook Free ´ danpashley ì ❰Ebook❯ ➡ HOMO sapienne Author Niviaq Korneliussen – Danpashley.co.uk Nå Nivia Korneliussen 1990 imi Nuuk mi inunngorpo maannalu siullermeertumik saummersitsinerani atuakkiorto isumalluarnarto saummerluni Taamaattumik kikkut tamat kalaallit alUteatiminnillu atoatearne ajortut aamma arnaatiminnik anguteatiminnilluunniit atoateartartut inuusuttut utoaallu uanngaanniit aallartiinnarsinnaapput – HOMO sapienne ip uppernerani siullermiit Mette Originally published as Homo Sapienne and translated as Crimson UK and Last Night in Nuuk US this novel has been a surprise breakthrough hit for debut author Nivia Korneliussen In an interview the author says the original text mixes Greenlandic with flecks of Danish and English; the UK publisher's blurb states she also translated it into Danish herself Whether the English translation is from the Greenlandic or Danish version isn't stated in the review copy I read The story follows a number of characters in Nuuk the capital of Greenland as they explore their identities First we meet Fia whose fierce and striking voice makes for a bracing opening chapter In a furious stream of thoughts – sentences often running on for pages – she gives an account of her boredom with boyfriend Peter dry kisses stiffening like desiccated fish an unsatisfying one night stand with a stranger and the explosive lust that ensues when she meets beautiful Sara at a party I loved Fia's chapter it's furiously alive even when she succumbs to morbid thoughts Death has begun to appear in my dreams and I'm petrified Murder Death of the soul A shrivelled corpse Suicide Death has begun to visit me and I'm petrified Mass murder A failed suicide attempt Envious of the dead I've begun to walk hand in hand with it and I'm petrified I make up my mind because death won't leave my mind There has always been something missing here Joan Jett and the Blackhearts' cover of 'Crimson and Clover' gives the book its title it's Fia's favourite song and becomes emblematic of her desire to be with SaraOne of the most illuminating voices belongs to Inuk Fia's brother whose narrative serves to contextualise some of the others Inuk is caught up in his own crisis of identity he sees Greenland as a prison from which he must escape; he wants to support his sister but struggles with the news of her new relationship – at times hatefully parroting homophobic phrases he has presumably heard elsewhere – and unable to believe Fia knows what she's doing he suspects Arna's corrupting influence is responsible Inuk's story mirrors Fia's in that he must endure a kind of death – life has killed me – before he is able to accept himself This theme of rebirth is woven through the novelArna threatens to become the villain of the piece – a free spirited party animal who brings the others together and drives them apart a whirlwind who seduces and spills secrets because she thinks it's funny – and when we see another side to her it's heartbreaking Embarrassment My thoughts fall to the ground blown away by the wind Disappear Nothing left Autopilot My brain has switched off Autopilot is switched on The shame stops Autopilot takes over All feeling dies My body walks on Autopilot when I give Autopilot when it's over Autopilot when I've sinned Autopilot when I'm sober Autopilot forever The characters in Crimson are always partying and drinking – because they're lost or because there's nothing else to do? I thought it was interesting that many of them drink to excess on an eye wateringly regular basis but drugs are hardly ever mentioned Is this emblematic of these characters' social scene or of Greenlandic culture as a whole? 'Nuuk is big when there's actually someone you want to bump into' says Sara but in reality Nuuk is stiflingly small – a capital city with a smaller population than the suburban town I grew up in The island has run out of oxygen The island is swollen The island is rotten There's something magical about the texture of Crimson the way it evokes its setting so effortlessly and without cliche the way it achieves depth of characterisation in short chapters trimmed of all superfluous detail It plumbs the darkest depths of its characters' despair but comes up sparkling fresh renewed I thought this book was both electrifying and moving and since I finished it I've found myself thinking about it on a regular basisI received an advance review copy of Crimson from the publisher through NetGalleyTinyLetter | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr

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Moestrup oaluttualiap siuleutaani Fia Inuk Arna Ivinngua aamma Sara Inuusuttut tallimat Nuummi pissutsit allanngorneri kinaassuse asanninnerlu pillugit oaluttuaat tallimat imminnut ataatsimoortillugi “The island has run out of oxygen The island is swollen The island is rotten The island has taken my beloved from me The island is a Greenlander It's the fault of the Greenlander” When one thinks of Greenland the mental image is likely to be of a remote Arctic landscape shaped by glaciers or perhaps one of a lonely Inuit hunter dressed in caribou skin clothing driving a dog sledge through icy winds Indeed this vast non continental island with mountainous icebergs has the world's sparsest population with only the occasional village of colourfully painted wooden cottages dotted along its west coast There are however a handful of large urban areas including Nuuk the capital city with its apartment blocks industrial buildings and avant garde architectureIt is here author Nivia Korneliussen has set her tale of love lust despondency and ueer life At weekends her wild narcissistic young Greenlanders hook up with friends meet lovers and indulge in one night stands They become drunk in downtown bars get stoned at house parties and generally desensitize themselves from overwhelming emotional issues – probably not so very different from young people the world overIts edgy characters include Fia who splits with her long term boyfriend and becomes infatuated with Sara – although the latter is really in love with Ivik who struggles with gender dysphoria There’s Inuk who almost loses his sanity uestioning what it means to be a Greenlander and Arna a manipulative bisexual partygoer with a troubled past We experience the same events in turn from the perspective of each person Crimson may sound amusing but it isn’t uite the reverse it is dispiriting and joyless its protagonists resentful and discontented with their claustrophobic lives but it is also a fearless work of modern literature A sort of Greenlandic Trainspotting for the 21st century but without the humour The Guardian named it one of its top ten modern Nordic fiction books and I can appreciate its reasons for doing so While it may be self absorbed it is also original inventive and touchingly courageousKorneliussen was born in Nuuk South Greenland in 1990 and studied Psychology at Aarhus University in Denmark before spending a year in California as an exchange student She started writing in 2013 and won many writing competitions in her homeland where this novel was first published under the title of HOMO sapienne She translated it herself from Greenlandic to Danish Many thanks to Virago for providing an advance review copy of this title

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HOMO sapienneNå Nivia Korneliussen 1990 imi Nuuk mi inunngorpo maannalu siullermeertumik saummersitsinerani atuakkiorto isumalluarnarto saummerluni Taamaattumik kikkut tamat kalaallit allunaallu arnaatiminnik ang “What it really means to be a GreenlanderYou’re a Greenlander when you’re an alcoholic You’re a Greenlander when you beat your partner You’re a Greenlander when you abuse children You’re aGreenlander when you were neglected as a child You’re in Greenlander when you feel self pity You’re in Greenlander when you suffer from self loathing You’re a Greenlander when you’re full of anger You’re in Greenlander when you’re a liar You’re a Greenlander when you’re full of yourself You’re a Greenlander when you’re stupid You’re in Greenlander when you’re evil You’re a Greenlander when you’re ueer” “Our nation she who is ancient; go to the mountain and never come back” Author Nivia Korneliussen is only 28 years old She’s from Greenland She’s written a thought provoking engaging stylistic stream of consciousness contemporary story about young adults coming of age presumably in their 20’s Personally my ‘early 20’s’ were much confusing painful ‘coming of age’ so to speak growing years than the early pre teen years I also think ‘this age group’ is harder to portray authentically I marveled at Korneliussen’s clear eyed and heartbreaking complex depiction of the fierce flawed characters Nivia Korneliussen’s new voice shows ambition and honesty Each page of this thin book about self identity sexuality desires despair and lust is blunttackling issues about fear blame betrayal forgiveness and acceptance We are taken into their inner lives We look at what divides them from one another and how they come to know themselves The young folks we follow are Fia Arna Inuk Sara and Ivik The very ‘beginning’ of this book we ‘immediately’ observe the brilliance raw edged relatable prose We first meet Fia although she is narrating we don’t instantly know her name but we soon learn she has been living with Peter for three years This first chapter is so gut real truthful and powerful I’d find it hard to believe if not every person on the planet if they told the truth hadn’t at some point in their own lives experienced the inner feelings of Fia and they are not comfortable feelingsFia is tired of her life She is tired of Peter They have lived together for three years He’s a gentleman kind never grumbles wishing if he did grumble life might be exciting Fia much rather spend time on Facebook than kiss Peter Fia’s inner monologue made me LAUGH of course it’s not funny that she wants to fucking knife him but since we sense she’s not really going toas readers we are treated to a little comic wonderful sarcastic prose WE GET ITFia’s life is dull than a butter life Who hasn’t ever been there? Who wouldn’t want to pull your hair out? As a young vivacious rambunctious hot sex starved 20 something year old ‘DULL’ is the kiss of death Fia leaves Peter “Then just like that I was free” “But the word ‘free’ didn’t bring ‘relief’” NOT entirely the end of PeterAnd the story continuesArnag is Fia’s friend Fia is staying at her place for awhile since having left PeterArgnag has plenty of her own troubles big time party girl and was once best friends with Fia’s younger brother Inuk Inuk is forced to leave Greenland after a political scandal implicated him SARAoh SARAshe is every girl’s heart throb Laugh with me as I’m telling you only tidbits nowBut Sara ‘does’ become Fia’s girl crush It’s Fia’s first experience of dying to kiss a girl No real problem we say right? Sara is a lesbian so why not? WellSara is loyal She has a girlfriend named Ivik There may be doubts of Sara Ivik’s relationship laterAND NOthis is NOT a soap opera these are normal 20 year old’s who happen to live in Nuukthe Capital of Greenland This book might not be for everyone but I thought it was TERRIFIC It’s FRESHwith dialogue that made me laugh but also feel anger at the same time Sometimes men are a dick Sometimes fucking strangers felt like the only solace Sometimes fucking a ‘sausage’ is a night of horror that makes you puke Sometimes life is just awkward embarrassing and confusing Sometimes life is beautiful Sometimes it’s morning and reality hits you in the faceSometimes you’ve been unfaithful in your headSometimes your FAVORITE SONG COMES ON’Crimson and Clover’ by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Sometimes your body is struggling to survive fighting to breathe being smotheredSometimes you’re scared Your comfort zone has been fulfilled but you don’t know what to do Sometimes it makes one crazy being from Greenland Sometimes “life has many challenges but love’s small miracles will always win”An extraordinary debut my first time reading a book by an author from GREENLAND I had fun googling the area Nuuk BOLD HONEST are words that keep coming to me when I think of what Nivia created It’s also scathingly funny at times A poignant observant rude awakening of self discovery Life happens in Greenland Thank You Netgalley Grove Atlantic and Nivia Korneliussen I look forward to reading novels from you