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Is Mother Dead

Is Mother Dead

by Vigdis Hjorth
Hardback
Publication Date: 31/01/2023

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A cat and mouse game of surveillance and psychological torment develops between a middleaged artist and her aging mother, as Vigdis Hjorth returns to the themes of her controverdsial modern classic, Will and Testament

To mother is to murder, or close enough', thinks Johanna, as she looks at the spelling of the two words in Norwegian. She's recently widowed and back in Oslo after a long absence as she prepares for a retrospective of her art.

The subject of her work is motherhood and some of her more controversial paintings have brought aboiut a dramatic rift between parent and child. This new proximity, after decades of acrimonius absence, set both women on edge, and before too long Johanna finds her mother stalking her thoughts, and Johanna starts stalking her mother's house.

ISBN:
9781839764318
9781839764318
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
31-01-2023
Language:
English
Publisher:
Verso Books
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
352
Dimensions (mm):
217.93x147.32x25.4mm
Weight:
0.43kg
Vigdis Hjorth

Vigdis Hjorth is the author of over a dozen prize-winning and bestselling novels. Will and Testament sold 150,000 copies in Norway and has received several awards, including the Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature and the Norwegian Booksellers' Prize, as well as being nominated for the National Book Award and Nordic Council Literature Prize. She lives in Oslo.

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