Britt Karin Larsen’s four previous books about the people from the Finnforest were received with huge enthusiasm and, in 2012, Før snøen kommer was a success with the critics. In the new novel from the Finnforest, Larsen continues where she left off last year. In a subtle and at the same time powerful style, she tells of poverty, death and love in the lives of the forest people.
Britt Karin Larsen is an exceptional writer, with a unique voice of her own.
‘Britt Karin Larsen has this unique ability to see life and events in the forest area between Hedmark and Värmland from a bird’s eye view, an almost divine point of view, and to zoom in on the strengths and weaknesses of individuals. She does this without the language she uses becoming pompous or melodramatic. We relate to the characters’ pain and joy, and follow the Forest Finns through almost a century of Norwegian history. This series deserves a big literary prize, and a bigger readership!’
‘A great storyteller … Britt Karin Larsen fascinates once again with a strange language which is hers and hers alone.’
‘It’s amazing that Larsen manages to keep the pace up in this beautiful, critically-acclaimed and entertaining series. She writes so warmly that the series gets better with every book. These books are a gift to the book-reading public. … Traditional, well-written historical novels which are fast-paced and dramatic. I enjoyed every page of these books, and I hope that Britt Karin Larsen keeps going. The series is still going strong in follow-ups one and two and three.’
‘She just keeps going. Britt Karin Larsen’s series about the people of Finnskogen just gets better with every book she writes. … A masterpiece in the making.’
‘Narrative art from Finnskogen … A great storyteller who deserves a large audience.’
‘Larsen manages to combine a sense of the dramatic with interest in the everyman, an individual struggling to get by in a life of poverty who finds happiness where it is least expected.’
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