"Fixed Ideas" by Eline Lund Fjæren (English Edition)
There is something delirious and feverish about Fjæren’s cerebral world, which I find enormously captivating… Eline Lund Fjæren reaches new heights of both ferocity and sharp human insight.’
Sindre Andersen, Klassekampen (Norway)
Fixed Ideas is the story of Espen and Emilie. He is a literary critic, she is a young, promising culture journalist, both for the same paper. They sleep with each other after a work party and from there, we follow the two of them and hear the relationship between Espen and Emilie told from two completely different viewpoints.
Fixed Ideas is a restless, effective story of desire, gender and longing, and is about the fundamental loneliness and constant, gnawing self-awareness which threaten our ability to let our masks slip.