The History of Danish Dreams: A Novel

The History of Danish Dreams: A Novel


From the writer of Smilla's experience of Snow comes this hugely resourceful novel, "wonderful in scope . . . filled with Danish background, social realism, satire, magic realism, excessive romance, and sexual goings-on" (Newsday).

In a Danish feudal fortress, 1520, a count number believes he has pinpointed the heart of the universe--a patch of land on his property. but if his discovery is met with disbelief, he partitions off his mansion and has the entire clocks stopped. 4 centuries go instantly, and the count's younger secretary, Carl, emerges from isolation to discover an international bursting with conflict, innovation, love, sexuality, hazard, and all of the values of the 16th century became the wrong way up as if through supernatural forces--namely, the strength of background. From one in every of our so much proficient overseas writers comes a blinding epic fairy story, a difficult myth concerning the presents and iniquities of progress.

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