Just Right. A Brief Story of Almost Everything

Jostein Gaarder

On his first day at the University in Oslo, Albert notices a girl, Eirin, in front of the coffee machine. They have never met before. Still, they both startle as they see the other. 37 years later, in April 2009, Eirin is in Melbourne at a Freshwater biology conference, and Albert is alone when he receives some truly terrible news from Marianne. Can he go on living with what he now knows?

He travels to the Fairytale House, the small cabin that has been Eirin’s and his safe haven for many years. And grants himself a 24 hour deadline to write down the history of their life together. There are things he must try and understand. During the corse of this time, he will make the most important decision of his life. And there are things he needs to confess, things that involve Marianne. He will not check out from this planet leaving behind a great lie.

Rights sold to

  • Language Foreign publisher
  • Chinese (simplified)The Writer’s Publishing House
  • CzechAlbatros
  • GermanCarl Hanser Verlag
  • GreekLivanis
  • HungarianNoran Libro Publishing House
  • IndonesianMizan
  • ItalianLonganesi
  • KoreanRH Korea
  • PolishWydawnictwo Czarna Owca
  • RomanianUnivers Publishing House
  • SerbianGeopoetica
  • SpanishSiruela
  • UkrainianUnivers
  • UkrainianLitopys

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Additional info

  • Akkurat passe. En liten fortelling om nesten alt.
  • 2018
  • Aschehoug Forlag
  • Fiction, Novel