This story was originally published in the Summer/Fall 2011 issue of Appalachia. The summer I turned 18, I lived on a glacier, it was a broad slanted finger of snow, a home I shared with 200 huskies and a dozen people. From above, the camp was smudges on the white, pressed against the base of…

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Norway’s fugitive mountain woman Appalachia, Winter/Spring 2014 Everyone on Malangen knows the story: In March 1733, Birte Olsdatter murdered her husband, the troll-man. Birte was a beautiful girl from the next fjord over, forced to marry Jens Olsen, who was twice her age and beat her. She escaped home to her family, but they insisted…

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