Wait, Blink: A Perfect Picture of Inner Life
By Gunnhild Øyehaug
Sigrid is a young literature student trying to find her voice as a writer when she falls in love with an older, established author, whose lifestyle soon overwhelms her values and once-clear vision. Trine has reluctantly become a mother and struggles to create as a performance artist. The aspiring movie director Linnea scouts locations in Copenhagen for a film she will never make. As these characters’ stories collide and intersect, they find that dealing with the pressures of their lives also means coming to grips with a world both frightening and joyously ridiculous.
Wait, Blink combines wild associations, quotations, coincidences, and other peculiar details into a unique tale that is both humorous and profound. Full of the playfulness that drew acclaim for her story collection Knots, Gunnhild Øyehaug’s Wait, Blink―her first novel to be translated into English―is a jolt of desire and fantasy, romance and regret: a fable about what it means to own up to the weirdness inside us all.
Publishing date: 6/5/2018 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
General Fiction (Hard Cover)