Mirror Shoulder Signal
Mirror Shoulder Signal was written by Danish author Dorthe Nors and translated to English by Misha Hoesktra for Pushkin Press. It was shortlisted for the 2017 ManBooker International Prize.
It tells the story of Sonja, a forty-year-old woman living in Copenhagen, who is single and lives away from her family. Sonja was born in the rural area of Jutland and fled to the capital in an attempt to make something of herself; to be something else other than the typical narrative of girls who were born and grown up in the area and has never left its confines.
I finished the book in two to three days. Granted, I had an off day from work where I did nothing else but read, but it is also a short book. With its bright tones and very relatable topic to most readers, is this a summer read to take with you to the beach?