Last Night in Nuuk

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Last Night in Nuuk by Niviaq Korneliussen is a beautiful novel that paints the portrait of five young adults through nights of drunken misadventures in Nuuk, Greenland. These characters are all experiencing a moment of crisis: some are coming to terms with their sexuality, others are breaking off and forming new relationships, and one character is working through a deeply traumatic past. The novel occurs, not chronologically, but in a series of connected vignettes, each chapter introducing insights that repaint your previous notions of events and characters. Korneliussen explores themes of sexuality, friendship, and forgiveness.

One of the most interesting aspects of the novel is the incorporation of different mediums into the text. In addition to conventional first-person narration, Korneliussen includes epistolary passages, diary entries, and text conversations. The incorporation of different narrative techniques and content about sexuality and gender identity allow Last Night in Nuuk to read as an extremely modern and innovative novel.


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Author Niviaq Korneliussen
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 288 pages
Publisher Grove Press, Black Cat
Publish Date 2019-01-15
ISBN 9780802128775
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Issue May 2019
Category Modern Literature
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