In the End You Become Luminescent
Hanne works at the tax office and lives with her partner Terje, a security guard and enthusiastic runner. They live in a humid apartment building, passing ordinary lives as newly established adults. Hanne is passionate about ecology, nature and the climate crisis, and fantasizes about making a difference in the world. Despite her qualms about contributing to population growth in an ecosystem with limited capacity – as well as certain doubts about her relationship to Terje – she senses a growing urge to have her own children, and soon Hanne is pregnant.
As the physical elements are in constant motion around her – in the sea, in her growing belly and in the wet climate, Hanne is gripped by a powerful urge to let go of the limitations of everyday life, to become an organic part of an ecosystem, to shapeshift into an amphibian or a growing embryo.
In the End You Become Luminescent is a playful, poetic novel that investigates the paradox of living on a planet seemingly on the verge of collapse, while succumbing to the numbness of everyday life.