My Name is Folkví
A brand new and truly outstanding star has entered the Danish literature scene
My Name is Folkví is a novel set in an imagined viking era, shifting seamlessly between its psychological and mythological layers. It’s a story of boundless sibling-love, of chance and signs, and about desperately trying to hold on to a flicker of time, while growing inexorably older.
The young woman Folkví and her brother Áslakr grow up inside the safe compound of the chief seat. The two have always been close, each other’s confidants and each other’s mirrors. So, when Áslakr comes home from his first winter raid with news of a fiancée, the fifteen-year old Gerd, Folkví is overcome with a raging fear of being left alone.
In the primary storyline, an unhappy, but determined Folkví stumbles through the summer of Áslakr’s engagement and marriage. Later, as a middle-aged man, Áslakr looks back on the dramatic events surrounding his wedding, trying to figure out what actually took place.
And at the foot of an old tree, the Nornes are seated, trying to keep track of the peculiar lives of humans.