PUBLISHERS OF LITERARY FICTION SINCE 1983
The Tower at the Edge of the World is William Heinesen’s last novel, written when he was 76, and is the summation of all his work.
William Heinesen described The Tower at the Edge of the World as a poetic mosaic novel about earliest childhood.
“In the days when the earth was not yet round but had a beginning and an end, a splendid tower could be seen at the furthermost edge of the world. During the daytime an endless procession of clouds floated slowly past out there in the void under the eye of the sun. At night, the tower shone out and competed with the Northern Lights and the stars over the void, for it was a tower of light...”