"Transfer Window" by Maria Gerhardt (English Edition)
Transfer Window, Maria Gerhardt //
Translated by Lindy Falk van Rooyen //
96 pages, paperback
Released June 27th 2019 //
Transfer Window is a utopian vision of the wealthy suburbs north of Copenhagen as a luxurious hospice. Everyone wears white. New-age nuns grow organic cannabis on the beach. The internet and music are forbidden, but you can swim in the icy sea in the winter. In amongst it all come the crushing memories of life as a terminal cancer patient, otherwise our narrator and her friend Mikkel hang out, talking about the 80s and about how they would prefer to die. They also laugh at the mistakes of the healthy.