The Children

By Ida Jessen

Contributions by: Don Bartlett

Recently divorced, Solvej rents an isolated farmhouse in Hvium, where her daughter lives with her father. Solvej will be able to see her little girl again - to start over. But, she is completely alone and unable to visit her daughter as often as she'd like. A neighbor, Soren, welcomes Solvej with practical gifts and help around the place. She soon meets others, but, just as Solvej begins to feel happy and settled, darkness descends, and she discovers the people around the village of Hvium are not as they seem. In a place that hides secrets and lies, Solvej must ask herself: when is it right to step in and when is right not to? The Children is the first English language edition of the award-winning Danish novel Bornene. The book's exotic Nordic backdrop forms an atmospheric setting for the village's underlying dramas. The Children/Bornene is authored by Ida Jessen, who won The Golden Laurels 2009 prize (the most significant prize awarded by Danish booksellers) for this domestic thriller. Jessen was also nominated for the Prize of the Nordic Council 2010.

340 pages

Publication Date: 10/15/2012
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781742584355