Lucie and Kristoffer have grown up together, but they are not biological siblings. They were both foster children in an extremely religious home and have always had a special relationship. On summer holiday with two friends and Kristoffer’s girlfriend Amanda a worrying situation unfolds. Flashbacks to their teenage years tell the story of how an “illegal” sexual tension builds up between Lucia and Kristoffer, and in the present Kristoffer wobbles between his foster sister and his girlfriend. He resists it but is nonetheless pulled to Lucie again and again, she seems to have a magnetic power over him.
Is the relationship between the foster siblings natural, or is it in fact problematic in the way their surroundings seem to signalise? Is it mostly harmful because those around them say it is?
This is an uncomfortable novel propelled forward by a strong drive and a sharp look at taboo relationships.
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