The American is James McGrath. He's a freelance writer and a student living in Connecticut. He's visited the Faroes several times, and he's shared some of his impressions with our good friend Heri Simonsen.
The hook is a work of public art in Klaksvik that was actually the source of some controversy last year. Could this giant hook be a menace to public safety? Listen and find out.
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