The Path of Kins

Jan Kjærstad

The Path of Kins is a novel with a large cast of characters. Among them we meet Albert Bohre who on a kayaking trip in his childhood is frightened almost to death by a humpback whale and who as an adult becomes one of the world’s greatest and most bloodthirsty whaling magnates. In 1956 he attends the Olympics in Melbourne and sees Egil Danielsen win the gold medal for Norway. Something about the world-record throw, the sight of the javelin soaring through the air, causes him to re-evaluate everything.

The Path of Kins is perhaps above all a story about robust women, about a century during which women improved their living conditions and grasped opportunities in a radically new fashion. Rita Bohre’s life’s work is called Femina erecta and is about how women must stand tall. At the same time, it is a taking to task of the male reptilian mindset.

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  • DanishRosinante
  • GermanSeptime Verlag
  • SwedishAtlantis

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  • Slekters gang
  • 2015
  • Aschehoug Forlag
  • Fiction, Novel
  • 619 pages