Strømme has a strong eye for capturing a scene, from the hubbub of a small fishing port to a quiet woodland in full blossom. The novel also cracks open the strictures and striations of Norwegian society, and the impact censorship has on all kinds of artistic expression.
The Herald Scotland
The novel highlights wider issues too, including whether art transcends consideration of others, or can excuse the inexcusable.
Bewitching debut novel .…. It’s a vivid, intoxicating blend of fact and fiction, desire and creativity. If you’re passionate about art, you’ll love it – and if you didn’t think you were remotely interested in it, you will be by the end of it.
A lovely, poignant and evocative novel .... Delicious.
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