Original title: Hafni fortæller
Publisher: Gutkind, 2023
Pages: 153 pages
Hafni says … she’s getting divorced. She’s phoning the novel’s narrator from a lay-by. But it’s Hafni doing the talking.
She’s celebrating the divorce with a smørrebrød tour as she calls it – from Roskilde by way of Ringsted, Korsør, Nyborg, Svendborg, Faaborg and the Bøjden-Fynshav ferry to Gråsten, there to sample the South Jutland region’s renowned afternoon tea.
A tour that was meant to take a week. But ends up taking nearly a month.
Now Hafni’s phoning to talk about what went wrong along the way. She says:
I don’t want to be me.
I want to remake myself.
I don’t know how to remake myself.
German: Penguin Verlag
Norwegian: Forlaget Oktober