Novel. Milan

Hanne Ørstavik

27 year old Val comes to Milano to live with Paolo, a man she has recently met in Oslo. Val is an artist, Paolo is a curator in a large family-owned art gallery.

Val has grown up with an aunt after her parents went to Silicon Valley to work when she was three. She has hardly seen them since. Val doesn’t know what love feels like, she only knows that she wants to be with Paolo. And Paolo says that all he wants is Val, but how can she be sure about that?

Novel. Milan is a novel about art and about how a picture can be a source of understanding. About being without parents and about the need to belong. Novel. Milan explores how the child inside us is connected to our adult love relationships.

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  • Language Foreign publisher
  • GermanKarl Rauch Verlag
  • ItalianPonte alle Grazie

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  • Roman. Milano
  • 2019
  • Forlaget Oktober
  • Fiction, Novel
  • 330 pages