A controversial bestseller from one of Norway's most intelligent and highly regarded novelists
When a dispute over her parents' will grows bitter, Bergljot is drawn back into the orbit of the family she fled twenty years before. Her mother and father have decided to leave two island summer houses to her sisters, disinheriting the two eldest siblings from the most meaningful part of the estate. To outsiders, it is a quarrel about property and favoritism. But Bergljot, who has borne a horrible secret since childhood, understands the gesture as something very different--a final attempt to suppress the truth and a cruel insult to the grievously injured.
Will and Testament is a lyrical meditation on trauma and memory, as well as a furious account of a woman's struggle to survive and be believed.
About the Author
Vigdis Hjorth is the author of over a dozen prize-winning and bestselling novels. Will and Testament sold 150,000 copies in Norway and has received several awards, including the Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature and the Norwegian Booksellers' Prize, as well as being nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize. She lives in Oslo.
Nano Nagle is an experienced and engaging narrator whose voice can be heard everywhere from audiobooks to commercials. With the ability to do a multitude of character voices and her love of storytelling, she excels with titles in all genres, including science fiction, historical fiction, and mystery.
Charlotte Barslund is the translator of the Inspector Sejer novels by Karin Fossum and the novels by Per Petterson and Carsten Jensen.