Natural Causes

Nina Lykke

Winner of the Norwegian Book Award (The Brage Prize)
Nominated for the Booksellers’ Prize
A Best of 2019 book in Dagsavisen, Dagbladet, VG, Adresseavisen, Aftenposten and Klassekampen

Elin has moved into her doctor’s office, where her patients march in, all day long, with all their little infirmities and ailments. For two decades, Elin has been a regular general practitioner. For at least as long, she has been married to Aksel. But before Aksel there was Bjørn, who suddenly showed up on Facebook, and who has turned everything upside down. Elin likes being in her office, even though she has to hide before the security guard when he walks his rounds at night. And at home in her terrace house, Aksel sits seething – unless he has gone to bed with their divorced neighbour/friend Gro.

Natural Causes is a novel about the curse of self-knowledge and the blessings of denial. It is a doctor’s romance unlike any other.

Rights sold to

  • Language Foreign publisher
  • DanishGyldendal
  • DutchAtlas Contact
  • FinnishGummerus
  • Germanbtb Random House
  • IcelandicBenedikt
  • KoreanSam&Parkers
  • LatvianZvaigzne
  • SerbianGeopoetika
  • SpanishGatopardo Ediciones
  • SwedishWahlström & Widstrand

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Additional info

  • Full spredning
  • 2019
  • Forlaget Oktober
  • Fiction, Novel
  • 262 pages