Northernmost (pre-order)

Northernmost (pre-order)

Hardcover
New: $26.95

SKU: 281AKJ1031806 Publisher: Knopf Published: Aug 1 2020

Notes from Magers and Quinn

Pre-order Northernmost from Magers & Quinn for access to an exclusive virtual Zoom launch party with Peter Geye on Tuesday, August 18! Zoom meeting information will be emailed to the account associated with your order within 48 hours of the event.

This special online party will take place after the public virtual launch event, which you can register for HERE.

This public launch is co-presented with the Loft Literary Center and Alfred A. Knopf. It is pay-what-you-can, and proceeds will support grants to BIPOC writers for Loft classes.

Note: your pre-order does not automatically register you for the public event, and you are welcome to attend the private Zoom without attending the public launch, but we hope to see you at both!

Books will ship on or after August 18, or be available for pickup on August 18.


Special offer for pickup orders: The first 20 customers to pre-order Northernmost for pickup will receive a special broadside!

About the book: From the acclaimed author of Wintering: a thrilling ode to the spirit of adventure and the vagaries of loss and love.

In 1897, Odd Einar Eide returns home from a near-death experience in the Arctic only to discover his own funeral underway. His wife, Inger, stunned to see him alive, is slow to warm back up to him, having spent many sleepless nights convinced she had lost both him and their daughter, Thea, who traveled to America two years earlier but has yet to send even a single letter back to them in Hammerfest, their small Norwegian town at the top of the earth.

More than a century later, Greta Nansen has finally begun to admit to herself that her marriage is over. Desperately unhappy and unfulfilled, she makes the decision to follow her husband from their home in Minnesota to Oslo, where he has traveled for work, to end it once and for all. But on impulse, for reasons unknown even to her, she diverts her travels to Hammerfest: the town of her ancestors, the town where her great-great-grandmother Thea was born–and for some reason never returned to.

Braiding together two remarkable stories of love and survival, Northernmost wades into the darkest recesses of the human heart and celebrates the remarkable ability of humans to endure nearly unimaginable trials.

About the Author: Born and raised in Minneapolis, Peter Geye lives there with his family. His previous novels are Safe from the Sea, The Lighthouse Road, and Wintering.