Original title: de
Publisher: Rosinante, 2018
Pages: 156 pages
She and her mother have lived in many places in the small town, currently over the hairdresser’s. It’s a corner flat, and doesn’t look like much from the outside. They have always been just the two of them.
In April, her mother finds something wrong with her body. October feels very long while they wait for a response from the hospital. Meanwhile, she begins at high school. Here she meets Tove Dunk, Hafni, Bob, Desert Boots and a host of others.
they is a depiction of mother – daughter relationship, a story about sickness and love and going to high school in the early 80’s.
Norwegian: Forlaget Oktober
German: Dörlemann Verlag
Nominated to the Nordic Prize for Literature 2019
Nominated for the Danish Broadcasting Corporation’s Book Award 2019