Read and discuss Scandinavian literature in translation as part of our Nordic Book Club. Each month we select a novel from some of the best Nordic literary voices. Discussions typically take place the last Tuesday of the month in the Halldór Laxness Library at Scandinavia House and online in our Goodreads group during the last week of the month.
This month we’re reading Love by Hanne Ørstavik. Single mother Vibeke and her son, Jon, have just moved to a remote small town in the north of Norway. On one cold winter’s night, the day before Jon’s birthday, a traveling carnival comes to town, and the two set off on separate journeys. Before the end of the night, the distance between them will have tragic repercussions.
TUE—June 26—6-7 PM, free