An intense war drama set in the vast fjords of
Seven Days in September takes place during World
War II. Three separate story lines cross each other
at the end of a deep fjord in western Finnmark. A
German aircrew takes off from France to join the
attack on the Russian convoy PQ 18 in Finnmark.
We become acquainted with the members of the
crew, their personalities, desires and hopes for the
future. The second story is about the local fisherman
Gustav Henriksen, a war hero from the battle
of Narvik, about his family, his work and the society
he lives in. The third person to stumble into the
novel is Kristian Kolseth, a young ethnography student
from Oslo’s wealthier quarters, who has travelled
north in order to document building customs
among the coast Sami in Finnmark.
The novel is packed with suspense, and the
outcome is uncertain all the way to the final page.
Characters and environments are drawn with
great realism. This is a powerful story about how
the war affected people’s daily lives, their work and
their social relations.