The Daughter

Anne B. Ragde

Nominated for the Booksellers’ Prize

Margido has died. Torunn has taken over the running of Neshov Funeral Parlour, at the same time as she is refurbishing her old, run-down farm. For her grandfather it’s important that the flag is raised at Neshov, when and as it should, and buys Torunn both a shiny new flag pole and a flag. For the first time in her life, Torunn feels rooted. But when she decides to change her last name to Neshov, her mother gets furious and threatens to break contact with her. Then Kai Roger drops by with a couple of piglets for her, while Torunn is preparing for a visit from Erlend and his large Danish family. In the midst of this chaos, the charming new priest keeps crossing Torunn’s path.

In The Daughter, Anne B. Ragde pulls the many threads of the Neshov story together. This is Torunn’s book: a novel about a woman who all her life has been running away, but who finally finds the courage take responsibility, stand up for herself and choose love.

Rights sold to

  • Language Foreign publisher
  • DanishRosinante
  • FrenchUnivers Poche
  • Germanbtb Random House
  • PolishSmak Slowa

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Additional info

  • Datteren
  • 2019
  • Forlaget Oktober
  • Fiction, Novel
  • 320 pages