novel by Iben Mondrup

Trans. title: At the Water Gates


the book

This is the story of three people who’s lives become entwined when they are suddenly turned upside down. Solvej is notified that her boyfriend is assumed dead on a fieldtrip in Greenland. Suddenly she is out on the streets left with almost nothing. With what little money she has left, she buys a houseboat to live in. Olav, a former fellow student, shows up just in time to help her figure out living with the grief of loosing someone dear, and in time Solvej becomes the one helping Olav with his relationship to Helene.

the author

This is Iben Mondrup’s novel debut. She was born in 1969 in Greenland but moved to Copenhagen to study art and has now a master’s degree in art history and communication.