The Pit

Andrine Sæther

A mother and a daughter are on a package holiday somewhere warm. But why is the mother lying under the sheet in their hotel room without saying anything? And what really happened in the TV room? A young woman meets a man at university. He drives a taxi and has an apartment where there are rules for where you put things and how to clean. A woman is travelling alone, but her longing to be part of a community is overwhelming.

The three long stories in Andrine Sæther’s debut, feature characters unable to cope with the situations they find themselves in; they fumble, fall, get up again. The stories grab hold of them and study them with empathy, but also with a sharp eye for the comical in the situations.

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  • Øverste etasje, ytterst
  • 2019
  • Forlaget Oktober
  • Fiction, Novel
  • 150 pages