A Line in the World: A Year on the North Sea Coast Audiobook, by Dorthe Nors Play Audiobook Sample

A Line in the World: A Year on the North Sea Coast Audiobook

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Read By: Ann Richardson Publisher: Tantor Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 3.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 2.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: July 2023 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9798350869125

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Longest Chapter Length:

32:01 minutes

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16:14 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

25:00 minutes

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Publisher Description

Dorthe Nors's first nonfiction book chronicles a year she spent traveling along the North Sea coast—from Skagen at the northern tip of Denmark to the Frisian Islands in the Wadden Sea. In fourteen expansive essays, Nors traces the history, geography, and culture of the places she visits while reflecting on her childhood and her family and ancestors[ ties to the region as well as her decision to move there from Copenhagen. She writes about the ritual burning of witch effigies on Midsummer's Eve; the environmental activist who opposed a chemical factory in the 1950s; the quiet fishing villages that surfers transformed into an area known as Cold Hawaii starting in the 1970s. She connects wind turbines to Viking ships, thirteenth-century church frescoes to her mother's unrealized dreams. She describes strong waves, sand drifts, storm surges, shipwrecks, and other instances of nature asserting its power over human attempts to ignore or control it.

Through a deep, personal engagement with this singular landscape, A Line in the World accesses the universal. Its ultimate subjects are civilization, belonging, and change: changes within one person's life, changes occurring in various communities today, and change as the only constant of life on Earth.

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About Dorthe Nors

Dorthe Nors is the author of four novels and two novellas, So Much for That Winter, a story collection, and Karate Chop, winner of the Per Olov Enquist Literary Prize. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper’s, A Public Space, Tin House, and elsewhere. She lives in Denmark

About Ann Richardson

Ann Richardson is an Earphones-winning narrator who studied broadcast journalism and Spanish at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Years later, the desire to take up a creative yet productive career lead her to narrating audiobooks and founding Great Plains Audiobooks, an audiobook publishing company focusing on bringing Midwestern literature to audio.