"She smelled so good. A heavy smell of body, that no soap or perfume could chase. When she slept, I sometimes put my head on her shoulder with my nose close to her armpit, and all the air that I would breathe in would be filled with the smell of her."
"For a period of time, everything would remind me of her. I could neither see nor listen to anything, smell or touch something, without being reminded of her. All taste reminded me of being with her. I think it is a quite common experience."
Incubus was published in 1991, and was Stig Sæterbakkens debut as a novelist. The novel is about a young man that is looking for foothold in the world, a foothold he lost when his girlfriend Maria died. The young man is looking for the essence of life in the mystics and alchemy, together with the intellectual hermaphrodite Magda, or the young weirdo Jonas.
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