Mannen som elsket Yngve (The Man Who Loved Yngve) by the young Norwegian author Tore Renberg is one of my absolute favorite novels. It’s a very convincing and moving love story set in Norway in the eighties.
The novel has now become a film. I haven’t seen it yet, but this clip (in Norwegian with English subtitles) captures the feeling of the book really well. I find it totally heartbreaking.