The Eye Chart (Innbundet)

Author:

Benedicte Alexandra Lie

Norwegian title: Synstavle
Author:
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2016
Pages: 240
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202523190
Overview Synstavle

Synstavle is the story of Silje, who started studying medicine but who now works in a café instead. Her father owns and manages an optometry practice he wants Silje to take over.

The story begins when her father dies and Silje and her boyfriend go home for the funeral. This is when Silje eventually discovers the twist in the story.

Her father had a sister, Silje's aunt, who was a doctor and who is deceased. What Silje doesn't know is that she took her own life after mismanaging a patient. Her father's motive for not wanting Silje to become a doctor begins to appear in another light.

This is a well written, complex and thought-provoking novel.

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Author Benedicte Alexandra Lie
Benedicte Alexandra Lie (1971–) is a professor in the Medical Faculty of the University in Oslo. She studied creative writing at Tromsø. Synstavle is her debut.

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