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Will and Testament by Vigdis Hjorth

Will and Testament

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Will and Testament by Vigdis Hjorth
Sep 10, 2019 | ISBN 9781788733106
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    Sep 10, 2019 | ISBN 9781788733120

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“This is a novel that people could enjoy either as high literature or as a work of down-and-dirty revenge. The tabloids loved it as much as the broadsheets, and it became the bestselling novel of the year.”

“In a ruthless yet patiently delivered work, Hjorth does something that few writers achieve: Will and Testament is both economical and overwhelming.”
—Elsa Court, Financial Times

Will and Testament is a compulsively readable novel, one that turns questions of shame into weapons against silence.”
Paris Review

“Hjorth’s thoughtful, drily funny, and often devastating novel will leave a deep and lasting impression on readers.”
Publishers Weekly


“An extraordinary book.”
—Megan Nolan

“Vigdis Hjorth is one of my favorite contemporary writers.”
—Sheila Heti, author of Motherhood and How Should a Person Be?

“The strength of the novel lies in Bergljot’s convincing and continuing vulnerability, in her mixed feelings and her flaws … A clear-eyed and convincing story of a family’s doomed attempt to reconcile and the limits of forgiveness.”

“Hjorth parcels out the secrets with a precision worthy of Ibsen, so that the level of suspense is maintained up until the very last pages.”

“Furious and wise, trembling and stringent. Will and Testament examines who owns the past. This is the novel in weaponized form.”

“Its strong emotional truths take hold of you immediately—even before the family secret’s consequences are made apparent: I dogeared page after page to mark off insights, movements, formulations.”
Dagens Nyheter

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