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Mirror, Shoulder, Signal and the Struggle of Changing Gears

Dorthe Nors’s newest novel, about a 40-something woman in Copenhagen learning to drive for the first time, is more profound than its premise suggests.
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likes to subject her characters to “the battle that you experience on the brink of something new,” she explained in . For the 40-something protagonist

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