A young woman moves back home to Oslo after ending an intense love affair in Paris, where she has lived for the past years. Having found out that not only was her lover Simon married and had a child, he was also expecting child number two, she quit her job and decided to forget about him. She tries to settle down in Norway, and reconnect with her mother and sister. Then one day, Simon calls and says he wants to visit.
The love affair with Simon is described with both great sensitivity and a surprising lightness, though a growing uneasiness gradually seeps through. Transit is a novel about belonging and feelings of restlessness, about change and transition, about the longing for somewhere else and the longing for home, and about looking for oneself in the other person.