She doesn't answer when Johanna calls her one evening after two glasses of wine. Johanna is not drunk. But she wouldn't have dialed Mother's number sober, not after 30 years of silence. She is ashamed, what did she expect? With this scene, the Norwegian writer Vigdis Hjorth draws us into the story of a complicated mother-daughter relationship. “The Truths of My Mother” is the name of her novel, which deals with the truths of a daughter who, due to a lack of knowledge, becomes increasingly entangled in her fantasies.
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