The Wolf in the Whale
The Wolf in the Whale

ISBN: 9780316417150
Year of publication: 2019

The Wolf in the Whale

Jordanna Max Brodsky


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Jordanna Max Brodsky The wolf in the whaleCopyright For my parents, who took me into the wild HISTORICAL NOTE A thousand years ago, Norse explorers led by the children of Erik the Red left Greenland and landed on the shores of North America, in a place they called Vinland. The Saga of the Greenlanders and The Saga of Erik the Red, written two centuries later, tell us their story, detailing internal strife and hostile encounters with native people in a land rich with grapes, grain, and timber. The ruins of their settlement, in what is now Newfoundland, can still be seen. Around the same time, Inuit hunters began their own far more successful explorations, migrating eastward from Alaska across the Arctic Sea to what is now Baffin Island in eastern Canada. While the Norse eventually abandoned their attempts at settlement, the Inuit established...

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