Marie Aubert

Nominated for the Booksellers’ Prize
Nominated for the Young Readers’ Critics’ Prize

Ida is an architect, childless and in her prime, but lately the warning signs have become increasingly different to ignore. Just to be on the safe side, she has explored the possibilities of freezing eggs for later use, in case she will meet the right man. Now summer is here, and Ida is on a bus heading south to the idyllic family cabin by the sea, where her mother will celebrate her 65th birthday with her little family. Ida’s younger sister Marthe is there already, together with her partner Kristoffer, and Kristoffer’s daughter from previous relationship. Everything seems set for a perfect summer weekend – but then Marthe breaks her wonderful news.

Grown-ups is a novel of family ties worn thin, jealousy and self-assertion, and the shame of not being loved.


Rights sold to

  • Language Foreign publisher
  • DanishLindhardt & Ringhof
  • DutchDe Geus
  • GermanRowohlt
  • RomanianParalela 45
  • SpanishNórdica Libros
  • SwedishWahlström & Widstrand
  • World EnglishPushkin Press

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Additional info

  • Voksne mennesker
  • 2019
  • Forlaget Oktober
  • Fiction, Novel
  • 141 pages