The story of Icelandic immigrants to Northern Manitoba is told through the story of Baldur. Baldur, an ambitious young man from New Iceland, in Northern Manitoba, comes to Winnipeg at the turn of the last century to make his name and fortune. His aptitude for music helps launch his career but it is his fortunate meeting of Johnny Ashdown that propelled him onto fortune. They met at Baldur’s first job, shining shoes at the railway station in Winnipeg. His next job was playing quitatr and singing at a house of ill repute. Ashdown has big dreams and is not afraid to chase them and make them reality. He also wants Baldur as a partner though the reason for that is never really explained.
Song is a quick and easy read. Quite delightful.
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