Gullemor is middle-aged and childless. She has decided to challenge an existence where nothing is at stake. In active empathy with those who are kept on the outside of society or who don’t live safely in their homes, she will become a prostitute. Her decision is sped up when she finds an unconscious young man under a pink rhododendron in an Oslo park, wearing nothing but underpants. After the ambulance takes off with the unconscious stranger, she tries to find out who he is and what happened to him.
Marita Fossum’s seventh novel is written with gusto, wit and great sensibility. It is a shrewd, original novel about a woman who risks the security of her everyday life to open up to the world and to existence itself.