At a garden party for the students at an agricultural university, she falls wildly and suddenly in love. Peter from Liverpool has disheveled hair and a leather jacket, and it’s impossible not to think about him. She studies botany and tells Peter everything she knows about plants, about moss and lichen and parasitic hyphae growing on the roots of certain trees.
Fundamentals of Plant Diversity is a novel about everything that grows, about a love that overshadows everything else and about how difficult it is to find the right words.
Literary Agent, Literary fiction / Forlaget Oktober
“Both the will this novel shows to experiment with the form of the story, by weaving in botanical information, and the desire it has to challenge our views on humans and nature, are in my mind the strengths of this novel … The botanical details are only loosely related to the events that unfold, but the make up an important part of the cognitive context for the love affair at the center of the story” BLA