the calling – the novel

Hanne Ørstavik

the calling – the novel is about a writer who has recently left her husband and moved with her daughter to a small flat. She wants to write a novel about her grandmother who left for China as a missionary in the 1920s, but the story won’t come to her.

the calling – the novel explores what a novel is, what it means to write, what it means to wake up and face a new day. It asks what it is to want something, in your own life and in relationships to others. Who and what decides?

the calling – the novel is about art, life and cognition. It explores possibilities of movement and change in an open manner.

Rights sold to

  • Language Foreign publisher
  • DanishAthene
  • SwedishKabusa Böcker

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Additional info

  • kallet – romanen
  • 2006
  • Forlaget Oktober
  • Fiction, Novel
  • 192 pages