Remorse (Heftet)

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Roy Jacobsen

Norwegian title: Anger
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Binding: Heftet
Year: 2014
Pages: 272
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
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ISBN/EAN: 9788202409302
Overview Anger
Remorse is a novel about a father who knows that he has not done right by his only daughter.

Hans Larsen is 72 years old, just out of jail after doing time. In the same city as him his daughter Marianne is trying to keep life together for herself and her little daughter. Hans knows that the best he can do is to stay away. But it is not easy, as he really wants to see his daughter and granddaughter. So he starts spying on them, through a mediator.

Marianne wants nothing to do with her father. But she has some remorse of her own, so she asks her boyfriend to spy on Hans. I the middle of all this Hans falls in love with a woman his own age. He is almost starting to see life in a bright way, the little he has left of it.

The father and daughter are driven closer, unwillingly and indirectly. The question is if there can be a form of reconciliation between them. Or maybe it in the end takes a miracle.

´Elegant, raw and human. Humour of a kind that make you chuckle in the darkness. A dark novel to bright up the fall.´
HAUGESUNDS AVIS

´The artful filigree work, connected to two complicated minds marked by the shadows of times passed and a latent wish for reconciliation, is fascinating, even occasionally masterly done.´
STAVANGER AFTENBLAD

´Jacobsen is an excessive writer managing to bring out the wounded human destinies from aparantly grey everyday life in a way is is hard to stay untouched by.´
DAGENS NÆRINGSLIV ´Great literature´
KLASSEKAMPEN

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Reviews from Anger

Vellykket vending

"Tonen i romanen er ikke så mørk som i «Virgo», og Roy Jacobsen viser at han nå er en sikker forfatter, med mot til å endre og utvide et eldre prosjekt."
 
Guri Hjeltnes, VG
"(…) stor litteratur"Tom Egil Hverven, Klass

Rørende om anger

"På ny har Roy Jacobsen skrevet en sterkt gripende roman om hverdagsmennesker som sliter med sitt.(...) Med “Anger” har Jacobsen befestet sin posisjon som en av våre folkekjære forfattere."Asbjørn Ringen, Gudbrandsdølen Dagningen
"Jacobsen er en dreven forfatter som skriver frem såre menneskeskjebner og tilsynelatende grå liv det er vanskelig å forbli uberørt av."Kåre Bulie, Dagens Næringsliv
"Og som bonus får leseren gleden av å se en erfaren forfatter (…) gå i mannjevning med en yngre og mer energisk utgave av seg selv, setning for setning - og vinne nesten hver gang. En kan bli rørt av mindre."Trygve Riiser Gundersen, Dagbladet
"Dette kunstneriske finsmedarbeidet, knyttet til to kompliserte sinn preget av fortidas skygger og et latent ønske om forsoning, er fascinerende, ja tidvis mesterlig gjort."Steinar Sivertsen, Stavanger Aftenblad
"Elegant, rått og menneskelig. Humor, av sorten som får deg til å humre av bekmørket. En mørk roman som lyser opp høsten."Arnstein Olaisen, Haugesunds Avis

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Author Roy Jacobsen
Roy Jacobsen (b. 1954) is regarded as one of the most influential contemporary authors in Norway, and has since his sensational debut in 1982, with the short story collection Prison Life, which won him the prestigious Tarjei Vesaas’ Debutant Prize, developed into an original and daring author with a special interest in the underlying psychological interplay in human relationships. He has been nominated three times for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and twice for the Nordic Council Literature Prize. In 2017 he was shortlisted for both the Man Booker International Prize, as the first Norwegian author ever, and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, for The Unseen.

In 2013 Jacobsen’s authorship reached a new milestone with the publication of The Unseen, book one in his now completed Barrøy trilogy. It is set in the first half of the 20th century on an island on the North-Western coast of Norway, and is a monument over human courage and life-saving practical and social knowledge. White Shadow followed in 2015, and The Eyes of Rigel was published in 2017. The Barrøy trilogy became an immediate critically acclaimed sales success, it has been translated into 28 languages, and has sold nearly 500.000 copies in Norway alone. In total, Jacobsen has been translated into 36 languages

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