The End of the World
Publishing editor Aslak Timbereid is separated from his novelist wife, Hanne Lovund.The End of the Worldopens with Aslak accompanying their daughter Emma on a flight to the Helgeland coast, where she is to spend the autumn half-term holiday with her mother. Emma is nine years old, and Aslak’s pride and joy. But then it happens. As the Widerøe aircraft is landing in a strong wind, the undercarriage of the plane gives way. After one week in the hospital, Emma dies, and Aslak Timbereid is alone in the world. Just as alone as Hanne Lovund. In their shared loneliness they try to fight their way through their sorrow and hatred.
The End of the World is a novel about grief and disintegration, about finding your way back after losing a child. It is also a novel about love and the lack thereof.