You Are My Story
Original title: Du er min historie
Publisher: Vigmostad & Bjørke, 2022
Pages: 207 pages
You Are My Story is a nuanced novel about a couple’s marital challenges. The female protagonist of this novel is in a relationship that has gradually come apart at the seams. Her husband is depressed; he has always been so, living a bit to one side of everyone else. He leaves, disappearing down the road leading away from the house where they had hoped to find happiness. Sometimes he seeks out other partners.
You Are My Story describes a year in their marriage and gives us glimpses of the couple’s common history through condensed flashbacks. The perceptive, beautiful, and painful story is evoked through a strong and pronounced literary voice.
Sensational (…) You Are My Story is a self-assured and stylistically cogent novel in the genre of soft realism, written in a suitably down-to-earth literary voice. 6 stars Joakim Tjøstheim, Dagbladet
Painful, beautiful, and well-written about shouldering a heavy burden of care for another … 5 stars Sigmund Jensen, Stavanger Aftenblad
A novel about married life written in an enchanting literary idiom. (…) Every now and then words fall short when seeking to describe a literary masterpiece. This is definitely one of them. 6 stars Kjell Magne Gjøsæter, bokblogger.com