A Child Forever
The adults in Mi’s family quarrel and make love, leave each other and beg for forgiveness. Every Sunday, her grandfather reads the Catechism in the house in Malurtveien 10, where Mi lives when her actor mother is on tour. Mi’s father has set his watch on California time, in case one of the major film studios finally calls.
As an adult Mi is prepared for the worst. She has grown up with stories of fatal accidents that have struck her family, starting with Mi’s great-grandmother when she was newly married. You have to watch the cars, mind the water, and never, ever look a stranger in the eyes. But Mi’s husband Leo does not understand that disaster can strike again at any time. That their two small children are in constant danger.
A Child Forever is a captivating novel about a bohemian – and Catholic – family of actors and writers through four generations, about tragedy passed on from one generation to the next, and about being the one who has taken it on herself to avoid the next disaster.