Thale and Magnus have been together for more than ten years, and the relationship is gradually getting a bit worn at the edges. He longs for a common child, but the longing is not fully shared by her, who has a 16-year-old son from before.
A weekend at the cabin in the mountains is interrupted abruptly when they receive a phone call. Thales son has fallen ill in training and is sent to Ullevål hospital with an ambulance. The son's condition is becoming increasingly critical, and the journey home becomes a race for time.
While the panic rises inside the car, it turns out that Thale and Magnus have much more to talk about than they were aware of. Parallel to their ride to the hospital, we follow their history back in time until they first met.
Going home is a novel that questions how well we really know each other, whether it is a human right to have children, what it means to be a father, and what can happen if the price of loving someone begins to feel too high ?