Three roads to the sea

Brit Bildøen

Tre vegar til havet
Samlaget 2018
Fiction / Novel
60000 Words
Extensive English sample material, full French translation

Product sheet (PDF)

Tre vegar til havet cover

Selected title by NORLA – extensive translation grants available.

A woman takes long walks along the beach with her dog. When she is not working banding birds at the Bird Station, she keeps mainly to herself. A woman walks in a residential area pulling a wheeled suitcase behind her. Inside the suitcase is a dead cat. A woman goes out to her mailbox to get a letter she has long been waiting for. A letter with the power to change her life.
Three stories woven together: “The Exile”, “The Body” and “The State”. In “The Exile” we meet a woman who has isolated herself in a tiny place by the seaside. She would rather not think about the events in her life before she came to this place. But her defence mechanism is breaking down. In “The Body” we meet a woman who experiences the rejection of an approval for adoption of a child from China. A child she has been waiting for — for four long years. In “The State” we meet the same woman, but yet she is different. A woman who is slipping into madness and begins to stalk her case worker. How far is she willing to go?

Foreign rights

Delcourt, France