Tor is an author living with his wife and two children in a small place in Norway. He will soon turn fifty. He calls up a friend. His friend has written a novel that he wants Tor to read. Tor himself has been struggling for a while with his latest literary project. He decides to go for a walk, and this walk triggers a strange and surprising chain of events. Inkarnasjon is a peculiar and essayistic novel with absurd elements, a comedy about literature, about what literature is, and maybe what it should be, about locking oneself in and about breaking out.
”With this novel, Tormod Haugland reaffirms himself as a central author in the Norwegian history of literature” Fædrelandsvennen
“Deserves to be thoroughly read” Bergens Tidende
“An elegant, playful and light novel about what good literature can or should be, with comical elements of authors and publishers and people in the culture business… Magnificent parody… Incarnation is a book that hides a lot beneath an apparently simple surface” Aftenposten