Sunniva Lye Axelsen
From Here to Hiroshima
Herfra til Hiroshima
Beautiful language, urgent tension and pitch-black humour turn From Here to Hiroshima into a highly literary stalker novel.
In From Here to Hiroshima, we meet Ingrid, a healthcare assistant who works for a shitty municipality.
She has spent her whole life paying off her parents’ debt after they were killed in a car crash, and all she wants is to be left alone.
Until, that is, the day Thomas pops up at the home of one of her patients. This is the first time someone has wanted to be with Ingrid, but when she finally has something to lose, life becomes difficult to deal with.
Ingrid grows more and more jealous and when Thomas finally breaks it off, just before they are due to leave for the round-the-world trip they have been planning for a year, Ingrid decides to go after him.
Nobody writes like Sunniva Lye Axelsen. Her female lead characters are desperate, delicate, but unshakeable. Beautiful language, urgent tension and pitch-black humour turn From Here to Hiroshima into a highly literary stalker novel.
‘The unique cast of characters turn From Here to Hiroshima into a gripping read from the very first page.’NRK
‘A fairly dark but genuinely funny tale of a medical assistant who hates other people almost as much as she hates her own life.’Dagsavisen
‘Something as rare as a wonderfully poetic stalker-novel (…) Sunniva Lye Axelsen’s brilliant fifth novel.’Fædrelandsvennen, 5 out of 6 stars