Date of release: 2022-04-06
Sold to: Denmark: Cicero, Norway: Kagge
Helena is busy preparing her husband Martin’s birthday dinner when the phone rings. It is her colleague Pia, who teaches at the same school, announcing that she’s had an affair with Helena’s husband for the past two years. The relationship is over, but Pia thinks that Helena deserves to know. Martin’s betrayal hits Helena deeply, and once the school has closed for the summer holidays, she flees the city for the mountains of Härjedalen, where she has managed to borrow a small red log cabin from a retired colleague, the headstrong Sonja. In the solitude of the cabin, life first becomes even darker, despite the endless summer nights. Then one day she finally manages to go for a hike, during which she meets the young and energetic Louise, who runs a waffle hut in the mountains. They soon become friends, and Louise manages to persuade Helena to take cold baths in mountain lakes and find new joys in life.
Helena starts working in the waffle hut and enjoys herself tremendously. When she was younger, before she became a teacher, she dreamed of working with food, and she feels a burgeoning hope. But Helena carries a darkness from her childhood, which she must overcome to become whole again.
A Waffle Hut with a View is a gripping feelgood novel about grief, cold baths and new opportunities, all embedded in a magnificent mountain environment.
WINNER OF FEELGOOD NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2022
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