A terrible plague arrives in the small village in the North and soon there are only a few survivors remaining. All that was previously taken for granted; time, faith, rules, is suddenly set aside. At this confusing time a stranger arrives in the village.
This is the beginning of an existence where ethics and morality are totally disrupted and the very nature seems to revolt. Vows are broken, a pig grows to monstrous size and violence is bubbling up through the cracks. In The Light, Lindgren explores the fragility of civilization and the arbitrariness of time itself. The language of the book is the characteristic Northern which made the author known and loved.