Far Afield

Far Afield

by Susanna Kaysen


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A compulsively readable novel of enormous charm swimming in the cuisine and culture of the Faroe Islands from the author of Girl, Interrupted.

Jonathan Brand, a graduate student in anthropology, has decided to do his fieldwork in the remote Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic.  But, despite his Harvard training, he can barely understand, let alone "study," the culture he encounters.  From his struggles with the local cuisine to his affair with the Danish woman the locals want him to marry, Jonathan is both repelled by and drawn into the Faroese way of life. Wry and insightful, Far Afield reveals Susanna Kaysen's gifts of imagination, satire, and compassion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679753766
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/19/1994
Series: Vintage Contemporaries Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 589,698
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Susanna Kaysen has written the novels Asa, As I Knew Him and Far Afield and the memoirs Girl, Interrupted and The Camera My Mother Gave Me. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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