Tine Høeg: Tour de chambre

Tour de chambre

Novel (Danish)

Tine Høeg: Tour de chambre, 2020

The author does not use much punctuation in this novel either but leaves line breaks and short sentences as images of thoughts and conversations about life seen through the young writer Asta who lives in college and dates hopeless guys while she is reluctantly fascinated by and secretly in love with her best girlfriend’s boyfriend August – because you just can´t do that can you? And what happens ten years later when friends from college are invited to a memorial service for August who died far too soon of a congenital heart defect? A novel about youth infatuation friendship loneliness and grief on a tour de chambre of the heart without too many commas – and do we really need them when we have the return key …