Two strangers meet in a bar and start exchanging secrets. A couple are refurbishing their house and tear down a supporting wall. A pregnant woman follow the development of a foetus with fascinated attention; at the same time she is going through the final phase of a process leading her to understand that she can’t continue inside the relationship she is in. Anne B. Ragde’s short stories seek out uncomfortable or acute situatuions and in a precise way register the transformations in the ways we perceive ourselves.
“As a writer she is raw and refreshingly honest and unconceited … explores people in painfully uncomfortable situations with precise prose, empathy and wisdom… refreshing … another quality book by Anne B. Ragde” VG
“All the stories have in common the female perspective and a rough, often black, humour … naughty and ironic.” Adresseavisen
“Surprising and good stories about people balancing on a knife’s edge” Bergens Tidende
“Joyful quality … Anne B. Ragde writes about living people in all the stages of life. It is a joy to read. The stories have speed and momentum, and she is great at dialogues” Stavanger Aftenblad