Siste kjærlighet (Oslo 2002)
This novel, first published in Norwegian, is based on the Saga of Hallfred the Troublesome Poet, first written down in the 13th century. Though it’s only 229 pages long I began work on it as early as 1992 but kept having to set it aside to meet the demands of making a living. What fascinates me about Hallfred is that he was one of the few contemporary voices to reflect in his poetry the tensions that arose among worshippers of Odin, Thor and other Heathen gods as Christianity began to expand northwards among the Scandinavian peoples in the latter half of the 10th century. I accentuated what is known of his adherence to Heathendom and made the conversion of his beloved Kolfinna to Christianity the cause of their failure to get each other and, ultimately, of Hallfred’s death.
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Fleetwood (Oslo 2004)
This novel is set in England in the late 1960s, at a time when abortion on demand was a new phenomenon. Few people gave any thought to how losing the chance of fatherhood in this way might affect a young man. This novel explores the theme.
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