PUBLISHERS OF LITERARY FICTION SINCE 1983
Windswept Dawn is a Faeroese Under Milk Wood revealing the whole personality of a small closely knit community.
William Heinesen brings to life a whole host of vivid, larger-than-life characters from the sectarian preacher: Reinhold Vaag, the drunken, philosophising solicitor: Morberg, the well-meaning voyeur: Vitus, to the firebrand shopkeeper: Landrus and the bizarre teacher: Balduin who is intent on reaching spiritual perfection. We see this large cast of characters battling against the elements, the hostile sea and the rough terrain while the Lutherans and the Plymouth Brethren fight for their souls in a changing world. The main character in the novel is the Faroes Island themselves.