The Freezer Chest

An interesting assignment for the New Yorker, an image to accompany a short story by acclaimed Danish writer Dorthe Nors, which opens on a ferry from Denmark to England.  You can read the story here. We took the ferry over to France and became fascinated by the mesmerising patterns of foam in the wake of the ship.

This quote from the writer’s interview about the story evokes the feelings that match the image and the story:

“…the storm takes place in the protagonist—and in the relationships between the people onboard. The sense of darkness and unknown depths established the right atmosphere…”