A funny and sad story about a friendship at ends, bacon with sweet sauce, cabin-sex and sauerkraut poetry.
Elling is busy getting closer to reality from his new base, a welfare apartment in Kirkeveien. At his side we find Kjell Bjarne, a simple everyday apostle. Existence is frightening, but bearable in small portions. And when Reidun Nordsletten enters the scene, already impregnated and with a heart of gold, the two somewhat scared guys give it everything they got - and then some.
Ingvar Ambjørnsen was awarded the Norwegian Booksellers Award for this novel in 1996.
“This is high-class writing.”
“…a portrait that will endure as one of the most fascinating and original in Norwegian literature.”
Ingvar Ambjørnsen still on top form
“Brilliant portrayals in Ingvar Ambjørnsen’s third book about Elling.”
“A sad yet cheery book, sometimes tremendously funny and written with deep human understanding.”
THREE CHEERS FOR AMBJØRNSEN’S THIRD!
“… a portrait that will endure as one of the most fascinating and original in Norwegian literature… and just to be clear: anybody who missed out on the first two Elling books can safely go straight to the third. It stands rock-solid on its own two covers.”
Elling makes a strong comeback
“Beyond the Great Indoors is first and foremost (like its two predecessors) a fine portrayal of a special psyche. The book is an extremely well written and readable…”
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