The Land of Short Sentences

The Land of Short Sentences

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A young mother follows her partner to a rural community in West Jutland, Denmark, where he teaches at the local school for adult education. Isolated, she is forced to find her way in a bewildering community and in the inscrutable conversational forms of the local population.

A young woman relocates to an outlying community in West Jutland, Denmark, and is forced to find her way, not only in the bewildering environment of the residential Folk High School, where her partner has been hired to teach, but also in the inscrutable conversational forms of the local population. And on top of it all, there's the small matter of juggling her roles as mother to a newborn baby and advice columnist in the local newspaper. In this understated and hilarious novel, Stine Pilgaard conjures a tale of venturing into new and uncharted land, of human relationships, dilemmas, and the ways and byways of social intercourse.

Author: Stine Pilgaard
Publisher: World Editions
Published: 03/01/2022
Pages: 272
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.80lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.40w x 1.10d
ISBN: 9781642861082

About the Author
Stine Pilgaard is a graduate of the Danish Writers' Academy and the University of Copenhagen. Her first novel, Min mor siger ("My Mum Says"), was a critical and commercial success, earning a nomination for the prestigious Danish Broadcasting Corporation Literature Prize and securing its author the Bodil and Jørgen Munch-Christensen Award for a debut author. In 2016, Pilgaard received the Danish Libraries' Writers Award and was nominated for the Danish Readers' Book Award for Lejlighedssange ("Songs for Special Occasions"). The Land of Short Sentences was an instant bestseller in Denmark, where it was released to critical acclaim. Pilgaard hails from the city of Aarhus and lives in Velling, an outlying rural community close to Ringkøbing in Jutland, Denmark.