The Child

Kjersti Annesdatter Skomsvold

Nominated for the Young Readers’ Critics’ Prize 2018

This is a love story.

A mother tells her new-born child about the events the led to the child’s birth. Her stories are about long-term illness, loneliness and grief. About being afraid to love somebody, and about daring to do it anyway.

The novel explores existence with an unsual vulnerability and an excellent eye for the things that make us able to connect to others, and the things that make it impossible.

Rights sold to

  • Language Foreign publisher
  • Braz. PortugueseCasarão do Verbo
  • DanishGrif
  • FaroeseSprotin
  • FrenchCambourakis
  • GermanHoffmann & Campe
  • SlovakianPremedia Group
  • SwedishSekwa
  • World EnglishGranta

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Additional info

  • Barnet
  • 2018
  • Forlaget Oktober
  • Novel
  • 123 pages