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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