Sandra is fourteen. She has lost her mother and is about to be handed over to foster parents on a farm by the sea. Now she is sitting in the back seat of a strange car, trying to memorise the route so that she can find her way back.
Morten is standing by the window of his room. He has been longing for somebody to talk to, and he sees a car coming up the road through the asparagus fields. The girl in the backseat is his age, but she is tall enough to see into the world of the adults.
In dense, down-to-earth prose, Joachim Førsund writes about the possibility of becoming close with another person and the risk of being abandoned.