The White Bathhouse

Thorvald Steen

It is just before Advent. He receives a phone call from an unknown woman claiming that she is his cousin. There’s never been much talk of the family on his mother’s side. He has never known the name of his grandfather. Now he discovers new truths and relatives he never knew about, and with them difficult questions come up.

He lives with an inherited illness that has forced him into a wheelchair. Is the secrecy in the family connected to the chromosome abnormality he has inherited? Will what he has found out about his grandfather give him insight into his own life?

The White Bathhouse is a story of origins, shame, concealment and the costs of being honest.



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  • Language Foreign publisher
  • American English, British EnglishSeagull Books
  • DanishTurbine
  • FaroeseSprotin
  • SinghaleseAshirwada
  • SwedishHeidruns Förlag

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  • Det hvite badehuset
  • 2017
  • Forlaget Oktober
  • Fiction, Novel
  • 184 pages