"Poignant on the subject of being the mother to a child who will never be able to fend for himself."
A mother. A son. A diagnosis. A socio-political experiment.
Entrance is about how a mother's ability to love is called into question when she sees her child through the eyes of others – the doctor, the casual passer-by, the legal system – and about how to love a child that all others expect to be taken away before he is even born.
"Poignant on the subject of being the mother to a child who will never be able to fend for himself. And above all, original on what it means to be human."
– Vigdis Moe Skarstein, Adresseavisen
"In concise, cogent language, we come into close contact with the mother's experiences and emotions, and we take it all in: endless joy for the child, the deep sorrow and despair, the anxiety and shame – a whole gamut captured in a mini-novel that has no space for superficial sentimentality, only deep humanity."
– Finn Stenstad, Tønsberg Blad
"There seems to be no way out in Entrance, a fascinating and disquieting novel that is not easy to be done with."
– Sindre Andersen, Klassekampen