The Looking-Glass Sisters
by GØHRIL GABRIELSEN
Translated from the Norwegian by John Irons
Written in 2008, published in this translation in September 2015 by Peirene Press*
This book explores the oxymoron of the abusive carer; bound by duty but fuelled by resentment.
The northern expanse of Norway is a land of extreme conditions and opposites, with long dark winters and summers of constant light. Here, a pair of middle aged sisters, living otherwise alone in this isolated landscape, have been locked together in a bitter power struggle for their entire adult lives.