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The Woman Who Joined Up The World
(Kvinden der samlede verden)
Published 2021, 440 pages


Gyldendal Danmark

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The Woman Who Joined Up The World

A psychological drama about one of the 20th Century’s most important scientists. The Woman Who Joined Up the World is Eva Tind’s biographical novel about the Danish zoologist, Marie Hammer (1907-2002) who, over 47 years, travels around the world alone with a singular purpose. She wants to prove that the world’s continents, at some point in time, were joined together. 
At the same time, she dreams of having a family. But against the norms of the day, she insists that her husband must never get in the way of her research. She is the first woman to join Knud Rasmussen’s 7th Thule expedition in 1932, and then raises funds herself for her month-long expeditions. She writes her doctorate at home from the kitchen table with her four children around her, an unpaid researcher. She plans new itineraries for her conquests on the world map in her scrapbook. 

Almost 50 years after her first expedition, Marie Hammer changes world history. Her persistent efforts lead to success in uniting the world, but she has to acknowledge that in her absence her family has crumbled. The Woman Who Joined Up the World is the story of a unique and fantastic scientist’s connection to nature and the desire to make your mark on history. About human ambition, family, love, renunciation and reconciliation – of the world and between people.

About the author 

Eva Tind is based in Denmark. She was born in 1974 in Pusan, Korea. At the age of one, she was separated from her biological family and adopted by a Danish couple. Today she has a mother in both countries. Eva Tind often explores the whole concept of origin in relation to her own story. 
She reflects on the nature of belonging and the way we forge our own identity – How much of it is shaped by our environment and what is internal, highlighting how the world can seem very different depending on who is looking at it and from where. Both fictional and non-fictional characters, themes and matter unfold in her storytelling and new connections appear releasing the fixed ideas of what is possible and what is not.