A novel which takes you deep into the mind of Lars Hertervig - a Norwegian Quaker with mental health issues. This is certainly a tough one and not for those who feel fragile or vulnerable. I found I could only read it in short burst due to Hertervig's constant paranoia . However, if you're prepared to give this time and look behind the repetitive ramblings, you will find a sad story of love, bullying and homesickness. You have to admire the author (Jon Fosse) for being able to write so consistently in this fashion.