Last Night in Nuuk
by Niviaq Korneliussen
Translated by Anna Halager
Grove Press, Black Cat. 288 pages, $16.
BASED ON the age of its characters, Last Night in Nuuk falls squarely in the New Adult market, and the novel closely aligns with current trends in that genre. In first-person, present-tense narration, the novel closely focuses on the chaotic inner lives of five young characters who are trying to make sense of the adult world they’re entering in their native country of Greenland.
Peter Marino is an English professor at SUNY Adirondack in Queensbury, New York.