Robin and Mikkel are brothers. Robin witnesses the terrible thing that happens to his cousin Amina. He can't help her, nor can he get any help.
Robin is unable to tell anyone what he has seen.
While Mikkel knows something he does not want to tell. Not to anyone.
Heart of Glass is a story about recognizing evil when you meet it. About struggling to understand whom you are. But it is also a story about how far a person will go to hold on to love.
Torkil Damhaug has won the Riverton Prize twice, in 2011 for Fireraiser and 2016 for A Fifth Season.
‘The personal voice is one of the strengths of Damhaug as a writer. His way of writing makes him a magnificent example of a true literary crime writer.’
‘With the sharp portrayal of a nouveau riche, multicultural Norway – where the lines of conflict are crisscrossing in confusing patterns and where the ambiguous solutions are only found on Facebook – Heart of Glass is experienced as a rarely relevant crime. No Norwegian crime writer has done it better in a long time, maybe not since Damhaugs own Fire starter from 2011.’
To the top