Finely tuned, intimate and surprising. Odd Klippenvåg doesn’t disappoint when he produces a collection of short stories.
The common theme of the stories is human relationships as they play out in closely defined situations: the sister visiting her brother whom she has not seen for a long time; the man ordering flowers and champagne before leaving the office; or the pensioner sitting down to listen to classical music in the title story.
The art of the short story at a high level.
´Again, he convinces with his solid storytelling, to the point psychology and descriptions of the surroundings that amongst other things reflects about decay and dignity. ...All the texts are written with psychological intuition and empathy, and typically for the literary universe of Klippenvåg is the exploring of the borders where normality is put to test.´
DAG OG TID
´Finely tuned short story writing.´
´Klippenvåg convinces fully, and once more shows us his ability as a storyteller.´
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