Greenland in 2020: the eternal ice has loosened its grip and the island is beginning to live up to its name. Budding young sculptor Jonathan Querido has left Germany to return to the land of his birth, where he is forced to confront the dark secret hidden in his past. The things that happened seven years ago – events which forced him to abandon his previous life – are still a source of great anxiety. What has become of his father, his old friends and Maalia, his first love, after Jonathan was pronounced missing and presumed dead? What really happened all those years ago on the cruise-ship MS Alaska as it sailed from Greenland to Hamburg?
A moving and densely atmospheric novel that explores the timeless issues of guilt, fate and personal responsibility.