The White Bathhouse
Original title: Det hvite badehuset
Publisher: Forlaget Oktober, 2017
Pages: 184 pages
The White Bathhouse is a unique story of a family coming to grips with carrying a serious hereditary illness and a history of denial, concealment, and shame. It is an essential book from a leading literary voice in Norway.
A phone call from an unknown cousin unravels a family secret. After a life spent in a wheelchair, the long-lost cousin could hold the key to his illness and history shared with a family kept hidden? Why did his mother keep silent about the existence of his uncle, his cousin, and even the name of his grandfather? It is just before advent, and his mother is old. Will it be possible to go on living without reconciliation and understanding?
The novel brings the reader to consider fundamental questions of honesty and human worth. The White Bathhouse was acclaimed as the publication of the year by several critics, and successfully adapted for the theatre in 2020.
British English, American English: Seagull Books
Swedish: Heidruns Förlag
Azerbaijiani: Altoran Literature Magazine