LONG LIVE THE POST HORN!
Translated by Charlotte Barslund
208pp. Verso. Paperback, 10.99 [pounds sterling].
It takes confidence to write about something as undramatic as the postal service--a confidence that struts across the page in Vigdis Hjorth's most recent novel to appear in English. The Norwegian writer has published more than twenty works of fiction, among them Will and Testament (2019), a prickly account of abuse that caused a stir because of its autobiographical undertones. Long Live the Post Horn! traces six months in the life of a thirty-five-year-old media consultant, Ellinor--a "peripheral, fossilised figure" searching for a stir of...