Three cities. Three encounters. Three stories.
«Your gaze isn’t neutral. Eyes can land anywhere. If you happen to
look at me, it tells me something about you.»
In Stories of Solace Ida Hegazi Høyer examines how new encounters
– with places or people – challenge who we are, how we look upon
ourselves, how we want to be looked upon.
How fast two perfect strangers can form an intimate relationship,
not knowing whether the other one is dangerous or life-saving.
How language can wrestle us away from safety and tie us together,
and how fine the line can be between loneliness and community,
protection and assault.
«Her prose is unique, her language
demonstrates authority, humor and raw power.»