Kerstin, livet och döden / Kerstin, life and death
Kerstin’s favorite thing is to make Gunnar happy, and she knows that treasures makes him happy. Also strawberries, money, wolf pee, and gold makes him happy, but maybe the thing that makes him most happy of all are cats? Kerstin opens the door to the garage and shows him the box.
“Oh, wow!” says Gunnar, wild with joy. “Oh! This is my best day ever!”
Kerstin turns 8 years and almost everything goes wrong. Mom and dad never wake up and when they finally do Kerstin has wet her bed from waiting so long. Luckily, they believe her when she tells them it was their old cat, Kattegatt, who peed the bed. But there is something strange going on with Kattegatt, he is acting different. Kerstin’s best friend Gunnar is also acting strange. He has a friend visiting, Pavel, and it’s almost as if they’re in love. The only one who wants to be with Kerstin is grandpa. His skin is like bark because he has a disease that Kerstin can’t pronounce but for which he sells lottery tickets for. Kerstin bought one of the lottery tickets and all she won was a subscription to the magazine “Hunting Grounds & Fishing Waters.”