Oslo, summer 1995. Victor, Fredrik and Camilla have finished school and are now trying to find their place in adult life. But the former friends have drifted apart from one another: Victor sleeps by day and bombs Oslo by night, Fredrik tries to make ends meet behind a till at the local shop on the corner, and Camilla looks for happiness in Oslo’s nightlife.
As Oslo municipality relaxes its hunt for graffiti artists, both Oslo’s nightlife and the music industry embrace hip hop music. In the course of a few summer days, old love and rivalry flare up again, and relationships are put to the test by cynical businessmen, ruthless authorities and unscrupulous criminals. Will Victor, Fredrik and Camilla get through the Oslo night unscathed?
Suburban 2 (Drabant 2) is a standalone sequel to the comic book novel Suburban (Drabant), which won Sproingprisen 2013 for best Norwegian comic book.
HIP HOP STORIES
"This story is more than just a story about young boys with spraycans running away from the long arm of the law. This is just as much a story about the boredom of the suburbs, about love, deceit, drugs and the dream to become the citys most renowned - or infamous - graffitti artist. Holen has written about hip hop and Grorud before, and the illustrations of Noguchi are very close to graffitti."
Impossible not to get smittened
"Holen and Noguchi give us action from page one. ...Holen has managed to put a lot of humour into a stoy that keeps getting darker and harder. That creates a good balance. And Noguchis illustrations are delightfully detailed and expressionate. They are even better than in the first book. I can not wait for the next book to be published."
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