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Merethe Lindstrom: "Days In The History Of Silence"

Silence in the context of human relationships can take many different forms. It may arise as a result of deeply held secrets or merely evolve over time. For the characters in a new novel by Norwegian author Merethe Lindstrom, silence has become the family norm. Eva and Simon have been married for many years and each has kept secrets from the other and their grown daughters. After a beloved housekeeper is mysteriously dismissed, Simon gradually stops speaking. The novel is a haunting meditation on one marriage and the profound consequences that result from the secrets people keep.

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From "Days In The History Of Silence" by Merethe Lindstrom. Copyright © 2013 by the author and reprinted by permission of Other Press. All rights reserved.

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