Between North and Night
“In her best book to date, Gabrielsen highlights a paradox that says something very relevant about the mother-daughter relationship” (Morgenbladet)
Gøhril Gabrielsens new novel juxtaposes two storylines, both featuring mothers who are willing to do everything for their daughters.
A single mother in Norway tries to understand and handle the dynamics in her own small family. At the same time, she reads and researches the life story of the Swediesh poet Edith Södergran who passed away at 31.
Thus, the book takes the reader into the partly real, partly imagined life of Södergran and her mother, examining the perils and often disastrous consequences of putting your child first at all costs.