Love: by Hanne Orstavik
Author: Hanne Orstavik
|A mother and son move to a village in northern Norway, each ensconced in their own world. Their distance has fatal consequences.|
Love is the story of Vibeke and Jon, a mother and son who have just moved to a small place in the north of Norway. It's the day before Jon's birthday, and a travelling carnival has come to the village. Jon goes out to sell lottery tickets for his sports club, and Vibeke is going to the library. From here on we follow the two individuals on their separate journeys through a cold winter's night - while a sense of uneasiness grows. Love illustrates how language builds its own reality, and thus how mother and son can live in completely separate worlds. This distance is found not only between human beings, but also within each individual. This novel shows how such distance may have fatal consequences.
ISBN: 0914671944 EAN: 9780914671947
Publisher: Archipelago Books
US SRP: 17.00 US
Pub Date: February 13, 2018
Physical Info: 0.4" H x 6.9" L x 5.8" W (0.3 lbs) 180 pages
With the publication of the novel CUT in 1994, Hanne Orstavik (b. 1969) embarked on a career that would make her one of the most remarkable and admired authors in Norwegian contemporary literature. Her literary breakthrough came three years later with the publication of LOVE (Kjaerlighet), which in 2006 was voted the 6th best Norwegian book of the last 25 years in a prestigious contest in Dagbladet. Since then the author has written several acclaimed and much discussed novels and received a host of literary prizes.
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