Kjersti Anfinnsen

The Last Signs of Love

A tender, bitter and surprisingly humorous novel about looking back at life, on the loneliness of existence, and on searching for love – and perhaps finding it.

Birgitte has grown so old that all her friends are dead. Frail and alone, she spends most of her time in her apartment in Paris, where she is trapped by physical decline and memories of a long life lived. She has had a demanding career as heart surgeon in an environment dominated by men, and having a family has never been a priority. Birgitte is a sharp, witty character who is attempting to reconcile her life while taking a final glimpse at people and the world. In spite of her lifetime of wisdom and experience, she refuses to give up on her dream of love.

The Last Signs of Love is a tender, bitter and surprisingly humorous novel about looking back at life, on the loneliness of existence, and on searching for love – and perhaps finding it.

In a focussed and courageous way, Kjersti Anfinnsen lets the drama quietly play out through a life encrusted in dust and crumbs. [...] The novel shows us that the road from resignation to indignation can be a short one, if only we appreciate that we may be about to lose something we love.

Vårt Land

Kjersti Anfinnsen

Kjerstianfinnsen – kopi
Rolf M. Aagaard

Kjersti Anfinnsen was born in 1975 and lives in Oslo. She took a Creative Writing course at the Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art and works as a dentist. It was Green is her first book.

Other titles

It was Green (2012)

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Edited August 16, 2019 by Gyldendal Agency