Britt Karin Larsen

You Came From Light

Av lys er du kommet

We meet a girl living with foster parents. She doesn’t understand why her mother didn’t want her. In her adulthood, she starts looking for answers to her questions, both in order to understand her own outsider status and to give her daughter a beginning.
This is a strong novel about how loss can open up other possibilities, other adventures. But perhaps you shouldn’t find the answers to everything? Do you lose something if you aren’t longing for something?

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‘Tender and beautiful about rootlessness’


‘Britt Karin Larsen moves in a well known landscape in this little novel about lonely children and other unhappy destinies (…) well done, nicely paced and efficient. Not least she creates a believable narrator out of the main character Anni.’

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Photo: Anita Krok

Britt Karin Larsen lives in Hedmark. She has written poetry, books for children, documentary books and novels. Her first published work was the 1978 collection of poetry 5 mg blues og andre dikt. She regards her Gypsy trilogy as her main work to date: De som ser etter tegn (1997), Den usynlige by (1998) and Sangen om løpende hester (1999).