Eric Dregni: For the love of Cod

Eric Dregni: For the love of Cod

Eric Dregni

Norway is usually near or at the top of the World Happiness Report. But is it really one of the happiest countries on Earth? Eric Dregni had his doubts. Years ago he and his wife moved from Minnesota to Norway, which he wrote about in In Cod We Trust. His great-grandfather fled the Lusterfjord via Bergen and now his son Eilif was born in Trondheim (actually Orkanger). He was shocked to discover the Norwegian government paid for the birth, gave them $5,000, and deposited $150 into their bank account every month, but surely happiness was more than a generous health care system. What about all those grim months without sun? When Eilif turned fifteen, father and son decided to go back together and investigate. For the Love of Cod is their droll report on the state of purported Norwegian bliss.

Venue: Sellanraa
Time of event: 19:30-21:00. Sellanraa is open until 22.
CC: 100/50

Photo credit: Tate Carlson, Tiger Oak Media


15. mai 2023


19.30 - 21.00


Litteraturhuset, Sellanraa

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