Merethe Lindstrøm

Shortlisted for the P2 Listeners’ Novel Prize 2017

Hordes of people are on the march, chased from their houses, their villages, or from camps. A young boy has escaped. He walks alone, following his compass toward the north, his shoulderblades protruding like wings that have been cut off. He carries with him the gaze of the others, their definitions of him, together with his hunger, his poverty and his degradation.

Along the way he gets a companion, one who also carries a secret. A kind of understanding arise beween them, as they walk together through territories full of both beauty and destruction.

North is a dark novel which still contains light. It is a story with traces of fables and myths buried deep in our collective mind.


Rights sold to

  • Language Foreign publisher
  • DanishGyldendal
  • FrenchCambourakis
  • GermanMatthes & Seitz
  • SwedishWeyler

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Additional info

  • Nord
  • 2017
  • Forlaget Oktober
  • Fiction, Novel
  • 224 pages