Mathea Martinsen has never been good at dealing with other people. But one thing she has learned. They are not like her. Now, as an old woman, she suddenly experiences a great grief, and she is struck by the fear that she will die before anyone will know that she has lived. Mathea digs out her old wedding dress again, bakes some sweet cakes and goes out among the others.
Kjersti Annesdatter Skomsvold’s first novel stands out for its humorous earnestness and unusually inventive prose.
Winner of the Tarjei Vesaas First Book Award 2009
Nominated for the 2009 Norwegian Booksellers' Prize
Shortlisted for the 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award