Lord of the Ocean, Slave of the Seas

Alnæs, Karsten: Havherre og sjøtrell

A rousing tale from the beginning of the 19 th century set in a small town on Norway’s west coast. Here, all power is in the hands of the affluent families and merchant houses who control the trade in klipfish (split, dried cod), whereas the workers who toil ashore and the fisher men who risk their lives at sea live in near-poverty. The author brings both factions vividly to life, exposing in the process the evil machinations that underlie the struggle for ascendancy.

First published: 1978, Aschehoug Fiction
Karsten Alnæs: Biography and bibliography

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