Original title: Rødby -Puttgarden
Publisher: Samleren, Denmark, 2005
Pages: 175 pages
Since her first publication, Helle Helle has been loved by critics, but the novel, Rødby-Puttgarden became her big breakthrough.
Jane and Trine are sisters and live in the small border town Rødbyhavn. They work as shop girls in the perfumery on the ferry commuting between Denmark and Germany. People around them die one after the other; it’s just the way things are in this neck of the woods. Men walk in and out of their lives, like they did in their mother’s life and in her mother’s life before her.
Catalan: Nits Blanques Edicions
Norwegian: Forlaget Oktober
Polish: Slowo/Obraz Terytoria
Swedish: Lindelöws Bokförlag
Awarded The Danish Critics’ Prize 2005