It’s a perfectly ordinary evening in Vilja’s student dorm when her mother rings. But the conversation is far from ordinary. Her mother speaks in a confused and incoherent way. Has she been drinking? That isn’t like her. A frightened Vilja takes action, getting her mother admitted to the local hospital. When Vilja arrives, the doctor says her mother is suffering from an acute brain disease.
In the Same Dream is a novel about life’s sudden upheavals – a tale of a daughter who has to take responsibility for her mother’s future as well as her own, and the dilemmas that brings. But it is also the story of a divided family trying to find their way back to each other in a new situation.
Gun Marit Nisja writes with beautiful subtlety about the lives and dreams of ordinary people.
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