The story of love, lust and loss and an aging couple stuck in their apartment some ice cold days in January.
“Ever since she and Karl moved in here, she has deteriorated. This is where she started believing that every day of the rest of her life would be like the day before. Only worse. That nothing would ever change except Ebba, that with every passing day she would grow a little frailer, a little more ill, a little older, a little more dead.”
Helene Uri is back with an intense novel about a marriage, a lifetime of scores to settle and the perfect opportunity to do so.
Slippery slope is about Ebba and Karl. They have been married for a lifetime. They have shared sorrow and happiness, they have raised their children together, loved, betrayed and deceived one another. Wounds have come, bruises have vanished. Now they are retired with aging bodies. It is winter outside. The world is coated in thick, hard ice and the council can’t afford to salt the roads. Going out means risking broken bones, perhaps even the beginning of the end. Ebba and Karl stay indoors and begin a fight to end all fights.
Nominated for the Norwegian Bookseller Prize 2016.