Original title: Mine menn
Publisher: No Comprendo Press, 2021
Pages: 200 pages
My Men is a work of fiction inspired by actual events, about Brynhild, a Norwegian servant girl, who emigrated to America in the late 19th century and became Bella Sørensen, then Belle Gunness of La Porte, Indiana. After her death Belle is known as Americas first female seriekiller, but Kielland writes, in an urgent language, about a broken person, one who is always yearning, about going to the ends of the earth, about those who refuse to lose themselves; those who shall live and those who must die. No one who loves with their whole self can survive.
One of NORLA’s Selected titles this autumn.
Brazilian – Portuguese: Todavia Publishing House
Chinese: Thinkingdom Media Group
Danish: Gads Forlag
Dutch: Uitgeverij Oevers
English (NA): Astra Publishing House
English (UK&CW): Pushkin Press
Portuguese: Dom Quixote
Swedish: Natur och Kultur
The Stig Sæterbakken Memorial Award 2021