Cecilie Løveid: Sug (Sea Swell)

The latest addition to my website is Cecilie Løveid‘s Sug (Sea Swell). While this novel has a plot, it is decidedly modernistic, using poetic collages, fragments and images, rather than telling us the story in a conventional way. Our heroine is Kjersti Gilje and we see her imaginary, and semi-erotic relationship with her sea captain father but also her not very successful relationship with Matt, married and father of two, who cannot really tear himself away from his wife and children. She ends up living with Monica, a ceramic artist, and also single, which may the best bet for her but it is the imagery and her mining of her subconscious that makes this book different.

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