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
Kategori: Romaner
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 (1954–) has since his literary début in 1982 with the short story collection Prison-life evolved into an original, strong and analytical writer with a special interest in the underlying psychology at play in human relationships and actions.

He is a wonderful storyteller with an obvious political engagement. He has twice been nominated for the Nordic Council’s Literary Prize: for The Victors (Seierherrene) in 1991, and Frost in 2003. He was also short-listed for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 2009 for his novel The Burnt-Out Town of Miracles (Hoggerne), and shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize in 2017 for The Unseen (De usynlige), as the first Norwegian writer ever.

His books are translated into over 30 languages.

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