Unable to stay on to high school, Tove starts her first job (which lasts only one day) and soon embarks on a varied and chequered career: as au pair, cleaner, stock-room assistant and office worker.
But Tove is hungry, for poetry, for love, for real life to begin.
As she navigates exploitative bosses, uninspiring boyfriends and a Nazi landlady, she struggles to keep her poetic vocation in sight - until she finally realizes the 'miracle' that she has always dreamed of. The second volume in Ditlvesen's autobiographical trilogy, Youth is a sensitive, often funny and almost painfully truthful portrayal of adolescence.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/09/2019
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780241405550