A tragic love story about two sisters who cannot live with or without each other.

Far out on the plains of northern Norway stands a house. It belongs to two middle-aged sisters. They seldom venture out and nobody visits. The older needs nursing and the younger keeps house. Then, one day, a man arrives…


Why Peirene chose to publish this book:

'This is a tragedy about a woman who yearns for love but ends up in a painfully destructive conflict with her sister. It is also a story about loneliness – both geographical and psychological. Facing the prospect of a life without love, we fall back into isolating delusions at exactly the moment when we need to connect.' Meike Ziervogel

Translated from the Norwegian by John Irons.

Chance Encounter Series
192pp, paperback with flaps, £12
Published September 2015
ISBN 978-1-908670-24-3
eISBN 978-1-908670-25-0