The tender, literary and popular portrait of a Faroese generation.
Djalli died the first of a meningitis, Ingimar was carried away at the bottom of the water by a fishing net, Staffan’s body was found in the free commune of Christiania in Copenhagen, Fríðrikur was cowardly murdered, Olaf died of a prohibited disease and Kári made their eulogy. Over more than forty years, from religious education to the sexual revolution, from the struggles for Faroese culture to exile on the European continent, the novel follows the destiny of six boys from the 1952 class of the St. Francis School in Tórshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic.
Intertwining intimate and collective futures, Le collectionneur d’images deploys a social and family fresco that emotionally retraces the entry into modernity of this isolated and little-known part of the kingdom of Denmark. Jóanes Nielsen offers a masterpiece of life, laughter and tears to Nordic literature.