Stay If You Can. Leave If You Must
”Here is a debutant who not only writes well. She portrays these young boys’ world in such an emotional and trustworthy way.”
Three young boys who have been friends since childhood decide to enlist in the Norwegian armed forces in Afghanistan. None of them return. What made them go? What about the ones they left behind? What influences our choices – whether we stay or leave?
Stay If You Can. Leave If You Must is a mature debut with a well tuned literary voice. A novel about growing up in, being surrounded by, and breaking loose from a safe place that no longer feels safe.