What do we hear when we listen to the sounds of the city? What are the echoes it leaves in us? Who is there on the other side of the phone call?
At the centre of Echoes of the City we find Maj Kristoffersen. Her destiny is intimately interwoven with Oslo and its streets; but not as much as the people she shares the city with. First and foremost her children Jesper and Stine, as well as her fellow women of the Red Cross, the invisible social backbone of Fagerborg borough. The children are grown up and times are changing. Hopes and dreams are challenged by a world no longer on track. The pains of growing are visible in them all as new doors open and the old are closing.
Lars Saabye Christensen has put his ear to the conch of the city and listened to the sound within. With finely tuned sensitivity he listens to every detail. He sees the light casting a shadow one way as the sun is setting over the city that was, and the other way over a city waking up to a new time. Inevitably the question arises: Whom are we who are living in this city, this country and this time - and who will we become?
This is the riveting, grand and thought provoking final of the trilogy Echoes of the City.
Book one: Echoes of the City - Ewald and Maj
Book two: Echoes of the City - Maj
Book three: Echoes of the City - The Shadow Book
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