One day in spring he is suddenly there, right in front of her in the kiosk by Hotel Continental in Oslo. Her high school sweetheart, whom she has not seen in years. Something happens, and she does not want him to disappear out the door.
She is a newly separated writer with two teenage daughters. She has a loving, but demanding old mother, and a father with whom her mother reluctantly shares a house. This summer, she experiences a love she did not think possible, and a death which holds consequences for her.
Tove Nilsen has written a beautiful and tender novel about how the safe frames of our lives can suddenly disappear, and how love can involve both renewal and discontinuity.