I cannot wait to read this novel, although I want to read it in Norwegian, which means I have to get a Norwegian online store to send it to me here in Australia, not always an easy task! Never mind – I have an email request in for customer service from Bokklubben.no, who claim on their website anyway that you can register as a customer from overseas, so hopefully that is the case. The book is getting nothing but rave reviews such as this one -and has even won the Independent Foreign fiction prize. To tell you the truth I haven’t read a good Norwegian novel in a long time – probably the last one I read and really enjoyed was Gunnar Staalesen‘s trilogy – starting with 1900 (a murder mystery set in Bergen). It’s highly recommendable, but I’m frankly not sure if it’s been translated into English or not. Anyway, the Petterson’s book looks wonderful, and if I get my hands on it, I’ll keep you posted.