Lou is a French novelist living in London, married to Vår, a small-town Norwegian woman. Together they form a couple with rather unusual ideas about marital fidelity, Vår spending much of her time on liaisons with the teenaged Sydney, and Lou’s work in progress detailing his own desperate need for new lovers. Of course, their polyamorous life is also freighted with jealousies as each deals with the difficulties and pains of their partners forming strong connections with other lovers. Told in a brisk, economical style, Poppy’s novel compellingly explores the complicated matter of needing and seeking intimacy.
Born in 1975, Edy Poppy is a Norwegian author and former model. In addition to her work in the theatre and as a writer of short stories, poems, and essays, her debut novel Anatomi. Monotoni won the Gylendal Prize in 2005.