I am what I am, yet I also see myself from an outside perspective. It can be that way even in life’s most intimate moments. What if the Other one day becomes the strongest and takes power over me?
Espen Hå is on a train heading south from Oslo Central Station on his way to stay with his Danish childhood friend Klaus Malinowski for the summer. Together they plan to seek magical places from long ago. But that very same day there are warning signs which suggest this holiday will be altogether more harrowing.
The summer takes the two old childhood friends on an inner and actual journey from family secrets in Østerbro in Copenhagen to the impenetrable sea mist near the Greenlandic capital, Nuuk. In the course of a few challenging weeks, they both end up, each in their own way, face to face with their dark doppelgangers.
To Nuuk is a novel about the good and evil in life, about the universe’s dark forces and the songs of the whales around Greenland, and not least about how difficult it can be to face who you really are.