Trafika Europe 5 - Slovenian Interlude

The Looking-Glass Sisters (excerpt)

Gøhril Gabrielsen

Gøhril Gabrielsen, born in 1961, grew up in Finnmark, the northernmost county in Norway, and currently lives in Oslo. She won Aschehoug’s First Book

Award for her 2006 novel Unevnelige hendelser (Unspeakable Events), and was the recipient of the 2010 Tanum Scholarship for Women. The Looking-Glass Sisters is “a tragic love story about two sisters who cannot live with or without each other. Far out on the plains of northern Norway stands a house. It belongs to two middle-aged sisters. They seldom venture out and nobody visits. The older sister needs nursing and the younger keeps house. Then, one day, a man arrives…”

Translated from Norwegian by John Irons.


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