Aurora (Innbundet)

Series:  337

Author:

Rune F. Hjemås

Norwegian title: Aurora
Author:
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2018
Pages: 256
Publisher: Flamme Forlag
Språk: Bokmål
Series:
Serienummer: 337
ISBN/EAN: 9788282882644
Overview Aurora

“What I don’t understand,” she says, “is how you can say that a country is bankrupt. Have our mountains gone bankrupt too? Has Gullfoss dried up? It’s not like someone can just turn off the lights and say ok, we’re getting out of here. A country doesn’t just disappear from the map. We’re still here.”

Kristín works as a night porter at a hotel in Akureyri. On her cell phone, she has a photo which she looks at while standing alone in the reception; a photo from 2009, when Iceland was about go under. She becomes absorbed by the story of the girl in the picture, Aurora, and allows the story to be absorbed by her. How much can you read from a single photo? And how much disappears if you decide one day to remove everything you’ve ever posted online?

Aurora is a novel about friendship, about financial crisis, punk and nature. About a revolution that perhaps never happened. It’s about tracks being removed and tracks being laid. About looking for a foothold in a country that is about to disintegrate – and about listening to your heart, even if all it does is beat.

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Reviews from Aurora
"Klar og var roman om året 2009 da Island holdt på å gå opp i limingen og venners liv og forhold ble satt på prøve. (...) Forfatterens første roman, men sjette litterære utgivelse, er blitt en varm bok om en kald og rystende opplevelse på Island, som ennå ikke har satt seg."
 
Stein Roll, Adresseavisa
"Eg syns det er ein fresh roman (...) livlig, fresh og lærerik."Kristin Auestad Danielsen, Stavanger Aftenblad
"Aurora er en kløktig komponert generasjonsroman, og fortellergrepet med det virtuelle vennskapet gir den et avgjørende løft. Hjemås’ prosa er ikke spektakulær, mer en sval og behagelig bris."Sindre Andersen, Klassekampen
"utmerka roman (...) samtidslitteratur av beste merke."Rolv Nøtvik Jakobsen, Vårt Land

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