The Star is a novel about a father who was a seaman, a mother who was
raised in a childrenís home, and how they meet at an outdoors dance
event in the middle of Copenhagen and have a child.
Itís about the familyís life in a ground-floor flat on Nansen Street. It
also concerns the entire peculiar menagerie living on that street, about
which one can say: Here everythingís possible.
Itís about being one missionizing sperm cell among billions, a
manipulative fetus and a child with its eyes wide open.
Itís an account of whatís to be found at the bottom of a swinging beer
mug, at the bottom of the sea under the fatherís ship, and in the most
remote recess of the universe.
The Star is a novel that deals with lifeís most commonplace aspects as
well as its most miraculous. Itís about life and death Ö and everything
in between: that which keeps us going, that which we love, the essence
itself - that pulsating life.