The Heart Is a Clenched Fist

Ingrid Ovedie Volden

YA has Eleanor and Park, now middle grade will have Aline and Oliver.

«The most wonderful book I have read in a long time … effortlessly prose with a sure feeling for style
Dagbladet, 5 out of 6 stars

«A talent … one of the finest and important voices in Norwegian children and YA literature… beautiful prose, touchy and heartly
Adresseavisen, 5 out of 6 stars

Aline and Oliver are in the same class, but they never talk to each other. One day Oliver’s father has a heart attack and ends up in the Cardiology Ward at the hospital. Aline suddenly turns up, as she has decided to write a school paper on the human heart. Aline and Oliver falls in love and becomes a secret couple. What will they do when Oliver’s father is again healthy and is discharged from hospital? Can they be a couple for real?

The Heart is a Clenched Fist is a novel about love and heart problems.

Can you experience one thing without the other?

Rights sold to

  • Language Foreign publisher
  • BulgarianTonipress
  • SwedishNatur & Kultur

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Additional info

  • Hjertet er en knyttneve
  • 2017
  • Aschehoug Forlag
  • Children
  • 266 pages