Author(s): Anne B Ragde
Just before Christmas on a farm in Central Norway, eighty-year-old Anna Neshov, matriarch of a troubled family, is taken gravely ill. Her three sons are now forced to reunite for the first time in many years. Their personalities are as disparate as their careers, and tensions mount from the second they meet, climaxing over Christmas dinner when the matter of inheritance prompts the revelation of disturbing family secrets...
Anne B Ragde has created an engrossing dark comedy brought vividly to life through extraordinary characters. First published in Norway 2004; this translation 2008.
Published to huge acclaim in Ragde's native Norway, Berlin Poplars was awarded the Riksmal Prize.
Anne B Ragde made her debut in 1986 with a children's book and her first novel was published in 1990. She has since written over thirty books. Berlin Poplars was awarded the Riksmal Prize in 2004.