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Fiction by Norwegian Women

November 2017

Here we present fiction by three Norwegian women writers recognized as masters of the craft, translated and introduced by Kerri Pierce. In different ways, but with equal precision, each story in this feature captures life’s essential experiences.

An Expansion, a Journey, a Knife
By Kerri Pierce
Each of the stories chosen for this feature presents us with characters in the midst of what are to them life-altering situations.
Light
By Gunnhild Øyehaug
Wishes are balloons, Alice said, and death waits with a needle.
Translated from Norwegian by Kerri Pierce
Journey toward the Island
By Laila Stien
Forty animals drowned. The people will never forget it.
Translated from Norwegian by Kerri Pierce
Under
By Merethe Lindstrøm
He was just a face, a hand, and the knife.
Translated from Norwegian by Kerri Pierce
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