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  • Location: Copenhagen

Transfer Window

Transfer Window

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: An utopian vision of the wealthy suburbs north of Copenhagen as a luxurious hospice.

  • ISBN: 978-0995485259
  • Translator: Lindy Falk van Rooyen
  • Genre: Translated Fictioin

What you need to know before your trail

Transfer Window is a utopian vision of the wealthy suburbs north of Copenhagen as a luxurious hospice. Everyone wears white. New-age nuns grow organic cannabis on the beach. The internet and music are forbidden, but you can swim in the icy sea in the winter. In amongst it all come the crushing memories of life as a terminal cancer patient, otherwise our narrator and her friend Mikkel hang out, talking about the 80s and about how they would prefer to die. They also laugh at the mistakes of the healthy.

Travel Guide

Copenhagen as you’ve never seen it before

In this fictionalised world, the northern suburbs of Copenhagen have been appropriated by the authorites. It was once the preserve of the rich but now it’s the preserve of patients who suffer from a wide range of illnesses.

This is the place where few, if any, will leave. Visits are few and far between as those inside have to isolate from everyone else. The world here and the healthy world outside.

Not so much a booktrail kind of read but the stark setting is strong.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: Transfer Window

Destination/location: Copenhagen Author/guide:  Maria Gerhardt Departure Time: 2000s

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