The Waiting Room in the Atlantic

Mona Høvring

Nominated for the Young Readers’ Critics’ Prize 2012

Olivia is a bright, young woman with an unconventional mind, but her life is mired in distractions and confusion. She is struggling to break free from her possessive mother’s grip, she has just broken up with her boyfriend and her job at the smelting plant is making her physically ill. Then two things happen which turn everything upside down. She inherits a gorgeous house in Reykjavik and she meets Bé. The two women become lovers, but the nature of their relationship is anything but clear to Olivia.

With her sharp, energetic prose Mona Høvring draws a rich, exciting portrait of a woman and her quiet rebellion.

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  • Venterommet i Atlanteren
  • 2012
  • Forlaget Oktober
  • Fiction, Novel
  • 128 pages