Dorthe Nors

Dorthe Nors (born 1970) is the author of four novels and of the highly acclaimed collection of stories Kantslag (Karate Chop, 2008). Her stories have recently appeared in English in New Letters, Agni, the Boston Review, and A Public Space. She is the recipient of numerous awards in her native country, including a three-year endowment from the Danish Arts Council. She lives in Copenhagen.

Do You Know Jussi?

She can hear the others downstairs. Janus is still there, too. He just said good-bye to her up in her room and now he’s saying good-bye to her mother in the doorway. Then everything is quiet again, apart from her…