Gjestene The Guests
The married couple Karin and Kai reluctantly agree on borrowing a luxurious vacation house by the Oslofjord. Against the backdrop of the glistening water and within the claustrophobic walls of the hyper modern house, Karin’s insecurities seem all too apparent as she reflects upon her shortcomings in life. Compared to her, the owner of the house seems to have it all, but what if the polished surface is nothing but a surface?
In a not so friendly chance meeting with the cabin neighbors, a well-known writer couple, Karin and Kai tangle themselves up in one white lie after the other, pretending to be the real owners of the flashy house. They soon find themselves caught up in a spiral of lies they’ll have a hard time getting out of.
|Bokhandlerprisen 2022 (Shortlisted for Book of the year) Norway||2022|
“The Guests is a tight psychological drama, where one lie follows the other. Ravatn takes us right into the drama. The language is fast paced and elegant, the tone witty and poignant. The plot has just enough invention and nerve that you don’t want to put it down. ”
“Ravatn takes situation comedy to a whole other level. /…/ And even if I believe that the truth will prevail, the lie is much more fun. The Guests made me laugh out loud. Everything is tightly executed. Nothing stands without a ground. /…/ Ravatn is simply an excellent writer. ”
“It’s safe to say Ravatn writes dark comedy entertainment and has become a master at her genre. ”
““/…/ extremely witty and clever, both thought out and executed. The story, the characters, the time lapses, everything fits perfectly. ”
“Hilarious and spine-tingeling about human frailty. ”
- Agnes Ravatn
- Reading material
- Rights sold
France, Actes Sud
UK, Orenda Books (World English)
- Film rights sold
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