Fécamp, June 1939. Anita Conti embarked on the mortar boat Viking for a campaign lasting nearly three months in the North Atlantic. It was the first time she had stayed on a ship for so long. The only woman among fifty fishermen, she reconstructs day by day, in this unpublished notebook, the raw emotion felt on board.
Filled with images and confidences of sailors, whipped with sea spray or drowned in mist, The Viking Notebook opens up the secrets of the sea, this enigmatic and moving world where one is confronted with detachment and the most elementary sensations.