by Stine Pilgaard - £13.99 World Editions Ltd (2022)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781912987306 | ISBN 10: 1912987309
Winner of the Scandinavian American Foundation’s Leif and Inger Sjöberg Translation Prize for 2021
Where small talk is a big deal.
A young woman relocates to an outlying community in West Jutland, Denmark, and is forced to find her way, not only in the bewildering environment of the residential Folk High School where her partner has been hired to teach, but also in the inscrutable conversational forms of the local population. And on top of it all, there’s the small matter of juggling her roles as mother to a newborn baby and advice columnist in the local newspaper.
In this understated and hilarious novel, Stine Pilgaard conjures a tale of venturing into new and uncharted land, of human relationships, dilemmas, and the ways and byways of social intercourse.
(Price & availability last checked: March 2022)