Autobiographical and surreal elements interact when Kristian Hæggernes writes about finding an abandoned infant outside his door, a boy who seems to grow several years older every night. The two of them live closely together throughout a week which is both usual and highly unusual. This impossible person, who perhaps is called Stig, stimulates reflections about possible pasts, presents and futures for his involuntary father-figure.
Kristian S. Hæggernes (1972–) saw his first collection of poetry The Weight of Falling Shadow (Tyngde av fallende skygge) published in 2004, and has since published a number of books within different genres. He has studied at the Writers Academy in Bergen, and works as a mentor for young writers at Trafo.no. His poetry has been published in a number of magazines. Hæggernes is currently a member of the Norwegian literary council.