CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN ''Den afskyelige'' (''Big Foot'') is a cli-fi novel of fanaticism and deep love, of unsustainable CO2 emissions and the individual responsibility.
a job in a hospital to be close to her
sister, Angelica, the victim – seven
years go – of the last-ever skiing
accident in the country.
knows what actually happened, but
Angelica went to meet somebody and
Heidi was sworn to secrecy.
Since then, climate change has
melted all the snow off Klaftafjeld.
the hospital, Heidi meets Kenneth, a
patient in the sweat clinic. Over six
feet tall and wildly hirsute, he has no
family and doesn’t want to talk about
his past. But Heidi still falls head over
heels in love with him.
makes climate change a bit of a bind
for Kenneth, so he’s keen to do his
bit. But what can individuals do? And
how far are they willing to go?
QUOTE: “I think Charlotte Weitze is the only
writer capable of penning an ecopolitical
satire and interweaving it
with a moving and sensual love story
about the effects of climate change
on an abominable snowman’s sweat
glands. If it all sounds a bit wild, that’s
because it is. Wild and wonderful.”
CHARLOTTE WEITZE, born 1974,
has had four collections of stories
and four novels published and two
radio plays aired. She has received
numerous awards and scholarships,
including Bogforum’s Debutant Prize
and the Danish Arts Foundation’s
three-year working grant.