In the sea outside of Naples, the island of Capri is waiting for Erik, 57, as he steps off the boat accompanied by his old flame, Clementine. Erik has an unstoppable desire for beau-ty, French modernism, architecht designed homes and wom-en of all shapes and sizes. On a whim he has invited Clem-entine with him, having rediscovered his passion for her. Together they intend to seek out the house of Curzo Malaparte, the reviled dreamer. The scene is set for a summer week under the sign of seduction.
To Capri is a tightly composed novel about the loneliness of desire, about longing to see yourself in someone else’s mirror and about infamous houses on a limestone island in the Gulf of Naples.
Praise for To Capri:
“Jensen has written a small, but big novel about a disillusioned dreamer … The style is effortless, casual, almost simple, but all the events, places, people, and thoughs here come across as credible»
5/6 stars, Dagbladet
“As a female reader I am both repelled, fascinated and astonished by this well composed, consciously gendered novel”
“The newly divorced Erik (57) makes a pass on two, even three women on Capri … Again the stage is set for a conflict between an intellectual man and a woman who can’t satisfy his desire, at the same time as the mechanisms of this man’s self deception are exposed. This is a material that Tron Jensen has also explored in previous novels, and he does so with ever greater elegance”