What does the world need yet another child for? Do we really need another little naïve blonde scallywag, troubling herself over what the distance to the moon is, or whether flowers can cry, or who picks the leaves from the trees in the autumn?
Jarle Klepp, 25, is a student of comparative literature. He lives in Bergen, and relishes his academic existence. Student life offers Jarle everything he has ever dreamt of: He is considered an illustrious young talent by the eccentric professor Robert Göteborg, and has an intense and exclusively physical affair with the stunning Herdis Snartemo. He has discovered his analytic skills, his effective charm; his future. Then a letter arrives. From the police.
Four weeks later the quietest day of 1997 takes place. It is time for Jarle to grow up. But is he able to? Does he want to, really?
Charlotte Isabel Hansen is the third book in Tore Renberg's series of freestanding novels about Jarle. The other books are I Loved Them All and The Orheim Company.
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