Original title: Uønska åtferd
Publisher: Det norske Samlaget, 2023
Pages: 215 pages
Where do we draw the line for what we should sacrifice for a child?
Katrine is married to Gunnar, and they have two children, Jostein and Janne. The son’s intellectual disabilities and care needs completely dominate family life. The daughter’s needs are lost in the shuffle, but she also finds herself in a vulnerable position when Jostein enters puberty and he begins acting out in sexually inappropriate ways.
Unwanted Behaviour illustrates how difficult it is for a family to take care of everyone when one child demands everything. In her struggle to protect her son, Katrine risks losing it all – her marriage, her relationship to her daughter, and herself.
Nynorsk Literature Prize 2017
The Brage Prize 2017
The Dobloug Prize 2019, awarded annually by the Swedish Academy
The Fritt Ord’s Prize 2021