In the soap opera The white resort From 2017, Thorvald Steen transforms personal experiences into high-explosive literature. In its subtle and unsentimental way, the book is a relentless family and community story of secrecy, shame, and disdain for weakness. In my eyes, it's one of the best Norwegian novels of this decade.

When I reread the release recently, I was struck by the sober romance of the sober romance. The higher the contrast of the independent sequel now available. It is like a faded copy of a glossy original.