Suburbia (Heftet)

Series:  140


Linn Strømsborg

Norwegian title: Furuset
Binding: Heftet
Year: 2013
Pages: 224
Publisher: Flamme Forlag
Språk: Bokmål
Serienummer: 140
ISBN/EAN: 9788202335960
Overview Furuset

As Eva finally completes her Master's degree and sits on the roof terrace with her family and friends, champagne flowing freely, it strikes her that she can do whatever she likes – that the future really is up to her. She can find a job, but which? And where? She can find a flat. Fill her days. Live life. The world really is her oyster, as they say, but what will she do with it?

She can't decide. She just can't do it. And so she moves back home, back into her old bedroom and surrounded by her parents and old circle of friends in the suburban area of Furuset. Before she knows it, she's wandering through streets she knows inside out, back living a life that she hadn't realised that she had left behind.

Suburbia is a suburban novel. A poststudy depression novel. A novel about growing up in reverse. About friends, music, getting lost and realising that you can't simply get lost after all. About taking a step back before you might be able to take two forward.

‘A moving and beautiful tale of adulthood that didn't come when it was supposed to. … Every decade, every place needs its young Werther or its young Eva from Furuset.’

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En bevegende og vakker fortelling om voksenlivet som ikke kom da det skulle.
Leif Ekle, NRK
Reviews Furuset

"Linn Strømsborg skriver så det gjør vondt. Om voksenlivet som kanskje ikke er så voksent, om ensomhet og om vennskap. Linn Strømsborgs roman gjør at jeg føler meg mindre alene. God litteratur gjør gjerne det."

Ida Vågsether, Stavanger Aftenblad

"En bevegende og vakker fortelling om voksenlivet som ikke kom da det skulle. (…) Det er heller slik at hvert ti-år og sted trenger sin unge Werther, eller sin Eva fra nettopp Furuset."

Leif Ekle,

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Author Linn Strømsborg

Linn Strømsborg (b. 1986) made her debut 2009 with the novel Roskilde, the story of a group of young people at a music festival, and followed up with the chap book Øya in the same year. She has since written two novels about the main character Eva; Furuset in 2012 and You´re not gonna die (Du dør ikke) in 2016, and in the fall of 2019 her novel Never, ever, ever (Aldri, aldri, aldri) was launched.

Linn Strømsborg is one of the most interesting of young voices in contemporary Norwegian fiction today.

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