The Pros and Cons of Being (Heftet)


Vigdis Hjorth

Norwegian title: Fordeler og ulemper ved å være til
Binding: Heftet
Year: 2018
Pages: 256
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202583347
Kategori: Romaner
Overview Fordeler og ulemper ved å være til

This is a novel about a bright woman with irrepressible optimism and a belief that everything will work out in the end. She loves life in all its shapes and forms and does what she can to spread happiness and joy. No more grey days! Nina is a single mother with a ten-year old daughter and has just bought the old Grepan Guest House by the Oslo fjord, which has a dining room that opens straight out onto a private beach. Here summer nights are to be enjoyed and life's highlights celebrated. Nina's fascination for people makes her an unusual and perhaps slightly unpredictable hostess, but who cares? as she would say herself.

The question is whether faith and joy can stand meeting the real world? Is being optimistic only positive – or does it have it's disadvantages too? Vigdis Hjorth's novel is both entertaining and thought-provoking.

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Author Vigdis Hjorth

Vigdis Hjorth (1959–) has made an exciting literary career and has written many popular books for both children and adults. Today she is an awardwinning author and one of Norway's most interesting, contemporary writers.

She has won a number of prizes and awards, amongst them: The Gyldendal Prize in 2011, the Critics Award in 2012, The Honorary Brage Award and the Amalie Skram Award in 2014, The Aschehoug Award in 2015 and the Booksellers Prize in 2016.

Her books has been published in Sweden, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Bulgaria, Iceland, The Netherlands, Russia, Finland, Poland and The Ukraine.

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