Øyvind (30) resigns as a journalist as a protest against the never ending focus on click news. Equipped with a mobile neck and all-weather jacket, he gets a job as an assistant at Åslia Activity School, on the outskirts of Oslo. There Øyvind will work with the fourth graders in their final year in the after-school program.
The Assistant is a novel about the common school, Fornite and class differences in society.
The depiction of life in the after-school program is funny and full of striking observations on children, adults and the contemporary pedagogy that is trying to knit it all together in total harmony. The Assistant is also a description of how class society and the common school is falling apart, especially in Oslo. The Assistant is an enjoyable and touching tale, and it can also be seen as modern-day working-class literature.
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