Far Afield - Vintage Contemporaries Author:Susanna Kaysen Jonathan Brand, a graduate student in anthropology, has decided to do his fieldwork in the remote Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic. But, despite his Harvard training, he can barely understand, let alone "study," the culture he encounters. From his struggles with the local cuisine to his affair with the Danish woman the l... more »ocals want him to marry, Jonathan is both repelled by and drawn into the Faroese way of life. Wry and insightful, Far Afield reveals reveals Susanna Kaysen's gifts of imagination, satire, and compassion.« less
Unusually keen insights on the topic of being a foreigner in a foreign land, an American attempting to do research in the Faroe Islands. I was impressed by the scope of this book, not only about the islanders themselves, but about the depth of understanding into the psyche of the main character.