A Frog in the Fjord: One Year in Norway
Lorelou is French, has lived in 7 different countries, and dreams of living on a tropical beach. She suddenly gets a job offer in Oslo and decides to move to Norway despite her limited knowledge of the country and its customs. Her friends think she has lost her mind. “Do you know what Norwegians do to have fun? They go on skiing trips in the middle of the night!”. During one year she will try to understand Norwegians, learn their language and adopt their traditions. She will try adapting to Norwegian working culture from Norwegian meeting habits at work to the famous Julebord or Christmas party. From Easter holidays at the cabin, to 17th of May celebrations with bunad, and adapting to making things koselig and eating traditional Norwegian food like sheep heads from Voss (smalahove), Lorelou sails through this journey with candour, trying to make Norwegian friends, dating a Scandinavian and cycling all over the country to discover this wonderful land. She falls slowly in love with this country nothing destined her to love. A Frog in the Fjord was a national bestseller in Norway in 2017 and is now available in English, edited for an international audience.