Set in Norway in the mid-nineteenth century, Dina’s Book presents a beautiful, eccentric, and tempestuous heroine who carries a terrible burden: at the age of five she accidentally caused her mother’s death. Blamed by her father and banished to a farm, she grows up untamed and untaught. No one leads the child through her grief, and the accident remains a gruesome riddle of death, with Dina left haunted by the vindictive spirit of her mother. When her father agrees to take her back after several years, his efforts to cultivate her have little lasting effect.
Vejen at gå er en autentisk beretning om en lille norsk families dramatiske flugt over de norske fjelde i isnende kulde til det neutrale Sverige, og deres efterfølgende kamp med at overvinde de skader de pådrog sig under flugten.