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Nina

Nina Borg is the wife of Morten Borg and the mother of two children in the novel. Seemingly in her thirties, Nina is a Red Cross nurse who also works in the underground network of medical professionals and other volunteers who cater to the illegal immigrant community in Denmark. Nina is a kind and good person, but her obsessive-compulsive desire to help other people comes at the expense of helping and caring for her own family. For example, she forgets to pick up her son from after school programs because she is determined to help Mikas. Morten is not happy with her because of this, though he still deeply loves her and does not want to see their family fall apart.

Nina is tasked by her friend Karin to pick up a suitcase at Central Station, in which she finds a barely-alive young boy, Mikas. Nina harbors Mikas...

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