Because Venus Crossed an Alp Violet on the Day I Was Born

Mona Høvring

Winner of the Critics’ Prize 2018
Shortlisted for the Booksellers’ Prize 2018

In a hotel, high up in a mountain village, two sisters in their early twenties will spend a few winter weeks in peaceful surroundings. Martha has just been discharged from a sanatorium after a nervous breakdown, and Ella follows her to take care of her. But at the hotel, secret encounters take place and new fascinations arise. Through Ella’s confidential story, we get a look into the underlying conflicts that have led the two women away from what once was a relationship based on mutual trust and devotion.

Mona Høvring writes with impressive insight about love and confusion. Because Venus Passed an Alp Violet on the Day I Was Born is a sharp, sensitive story about jealousy and passion, an original and surprising story about the many distractions of the heart.

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  • DanishLESEN
  • FrenchNotabilia
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  • SwedishLil’Lit

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  • Fordi Venus passerte en alpefiol den dagen jeg blei født
  • 2018
  • Forlaget Oktober
  • Fiction, Novel
  • 128 pages