Nice and Quiet
It is September and scorching hot – as hot as it was in September three years ago, back when Eva left him. Since then, K has moved from Ålesund to Oslo, where he has had his breakthrough as a painter. He is trying to forget Eva, but the heat bring about memories, and a enquiry and some outstanding tax forces K to see that what he wants to paint is life is distorted, and it is a distortion which goes on ceaselessly.
Nice and Quiet is a triangular love drama and an artist novel, an original and peculiar book which looks to show the ambivalence and paradoxes of existence, the longing for being seen and still remain anonymous, the wish for freedom, but also for demands. Like this an unexpected whirl of guilt and responsibilities is created, described with sincerity and humour.