Will and Testament, by Vigdis Hjorth

Staff Pick

In this fraught and psychologically complex novel, Norwegian author Vigdis Hjorth explores the rippling effect of trauma through the years and one woman's battle to be believed in the face of immense hostility. Hjorth's narrator, Bergljot, has been estranged from her family since confronting them about the abuse she endured as a child. A disagreement about a newly drawn family will draws her unwillingly back into conflict with them, but gives her a new opportunity to assert the truth. The novel's nonlinear, impressionistic style is consistently immersive, allowing you to feel every wound and pyrrhic victory Bergljot experiences. Hjorth's uncanny ability to reveal a new psychological wrinkle with every passing page makes reading Will and Testament a unique, emotional journey.

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By Vigdis Hjorth, Charlotte Barslund (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781788733106
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Published: Verso Fiction - September 10th, 2019