The Heavenly Mackerel (Innbundet)

Author:

Tor Åge Bringsværd

Norwegian title: Den himmelske makrell
Author:
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2023
Pages: 192
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202786618
Kategori: Literature and Fiction
Overview Den himmelske makrell

847 people is hit by a mysterious illness, and they all see a huge mackerel hovering over the square. Everyone infected by the so-called Mackerel syndrome are from the same quarter of the city, and they appear to live in two different worlds. The therapists sent to speak with them can interact as usual, but they are also surrounded by other creatures – invisible to everyone else but themselves. Amongst the 847 people is Silas. Everyone who knows him says he is an 'especially interesting case'. He can speak to the dead. Or are they really dead?

The infected quarter is blocked with lazer barbed wire, while the rest of the society try to figure out the cause of the illness. What will the future be, for the sick and for the seemingly healhty people? Which of the realities will prevail in the end?

The Heavenly Mackerel is an entertaining, wise and imaginative science-fiction novel, by Norway's most influential author of fable prose.

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Author Tor Åge Bringsværd

Tor Åge Bringsværd (b. 1939) has a considerable body of work. He has received many prizes, including the Critics' Prize, the Riverton Prize, the Aschehoug Prize, the Dobloug Prize, the Riksmål Prize and the Ibsen Prize. His works have been translated into 23 languages and his theatrical pieces have been staged in twelve countries. Bringsværd writes for all ages.

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