Bókin um tað góða
A man dies, leaving a manuscript behind.
Well, that is what the editor, who coincidentally receives the manuscript on his computer, must ask himself.
On the outside, the author is a derelict, indeed, a drunken scoundrel. Filled with literary vanity, which frequently lacks congruence in dexterity and intellect.
The manuscript, Bókin um tað góða (The book about goodness), turns out to be an unusually clever and poignant elucidation of society. An exceptionally good and profound insight into contemporary Faroese times.
Simply put, it must be taken seriously.
Bókin um tað góða is the story of the open-minded 60-year-old typographer K., who one spring morning in 2011 realises, that he has lost faith in the kind of goodness, that he was raised to believe goodness to be in a religiously narrow-minded environment.
And what do you do then?
You have two options.
Either, K. needs to reconstruct goodness inside his head somehow.
Or he must perish.
From this dilemma, an extraordinary, eventful story unfolds. A story, that not only touches upon contemporary Faroese society in a way that makes sparks fly, but which also manages to make a sarcastic and fateful connection between Faroese realities and the outside world.
Bókin um tað góða is a watershed in Faroese literature – a read compelling you to think again.
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