The Last Photograph
Original title: Det siste fotografiet
Publisher: Forlaget Oktober, 2019
Pages: 160 pages
The Last Photograph is a sharp family-thriller. The main character attempts to understand his mother’s silence; why did she lie to him all his life? His daughter is pregnant and carries the same genetic mutation as himself. Will new medical science be able to help? To find out, they need to know their family history better. Will the prospects of the granddaughter’s pregnancy educe his mother to replace years of shame with new insight, understanding, and reconciliation?
The Last Photograph is a freestanding sequel to The White Bathhouse, received with equal enthusiasm and acclaim as its predecessor. The novel raises acute issues concerning identity and disabilities, bridging personal history with the political and the individual psychological experience of living between the two spheres. Steen has written a poignant novel on life, mutual respect and dignity.
English: Seagull Books