Midwife and missionary Ingeborg travels to India in the 1980’s to work with the Santal people.
The story starts when the young Ingeborg finds Jesus. We follow her mission to help others, while also fighting to better herself and keeping her faith. But is she fighting the right fight? Is her work as missionary really making a difference? What does a love defect do with a person? And do you have to be good to do good?
«A powerfull portrait of a missionary midwife in India … The author writes sincerely about entering an unfamiliar society … Ingrid Storholmen is impressive in both her knowledge of the bible and midwifery … the ending is heartbreaking.” Stein Rolll, Adresseavisen (5/6 stars)
“It is not often I read a book that to such an extent succeeds in depicting how faith cracks at the joints … Storholmen masterfully portrays such crises … conveyed in an intense, detailed, present language.” Tom Egil Hverven, Klassekampen
«Stamen is a good and credible portrait of a missionary with a mindset that is on its way to become obsolete.” Ingeborg Misje Bergem, Vårt Land