Mothers and Daughters (Innbundet)

Series:  401


Tiril Broch Aakre

Norwegian title: Mødre og døtre
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2019
Pages: 176
Publisher: Flamme Forlag
Språk: Bokmål
Serienummer: 401
ISBN/EAN: 9788282882699
Kategori: Literature and Fiction
Overview Mødre og døtre

This is a story about loss.
And about troubled love.
And about mental health.
And about the darkest darkness and brightest light.
And about one of the 593 suicides in Norway in 2017.
And bout being mothers and daughters.
But it is also a story about laughter.

In 2017 Tiril Broch Aakre looses her mother, who has chosen to end her life after struggling with mental illness for a long time.

The daughter is going through her mother’s things, and through writing try to paint a portrait of a mother that will not be caught up by neither diagnosis nor what a traditional mother should be like. Through looking at her mother’s things, reading her books and letters, looking at pictures and digging through memory, the daughter tries to find the truth about who her mother was. The mothers voice is also heard through letters and text she has written and sentences underlined in books. In this way the mother draws up the way she sees the world, and the way she sees her daughter. And through this work the daughter has to ask herself: What is actually love?

Mothers and Daughters is a novel about love and compassion, about mourning and mental illness. But most of all it is a story about being a mother and being a daughter.

Beautiful, tender, honest and furious about a mothers suicide. ******

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Reviews Mødre og døtre

"Aakres styrke ligger blant annet i et vidunderlig mykt poetisk språk. (…) Det er en vanskelig å fortelle åpent om sykdommen og døden til en av dine nærmeste, uten å utlevere dem. Det er kanskje her hun imponerer mest. Hun framstår ærlig, men også svært varsom. (…) Varmt og nydelig morsportrett, og en ramsalt kritikk av psykisk helsevern."

Cathrine Krøger, Dagbladet

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Author Tiril Broch Aakre

Tiril Broch Aakre (b. 1976) is a writer, editor and translator. She made her debut in 2013 with the poetry collection Lace. In 2015, her first novel Save the Children received excellent reviews. She has since written the novels Fjällräven Yellow and Mothers and Daughters.

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