Merry Christmas. Where are You? (Innbundet)

Julaftener jeg har levd, steder jeg har sovet og søsteren min.


Beate Grimsrud

Norwegian title: God jul. Hvor er du?
Norwegian subtitle: Julaftener jeg har levd, steder jeg har sovet og søsteren min.
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2021
Pages: 80
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202721190
Overview God jul. Hvor er du?

An amusing and warm-hearted little book about the many Christmas Eves in the author's life.

In the first story from 2011, the narrator and her older sister are inside their sleeping bags, dug into sandy hollows in Jordan's Wadi Rum desert – which brings back the memory of childhood Christmases when she shoved disliked presents into a box and, in the summer, buried it in a large hole in the garden. The narrator thought this was the only way to bury nasty memories of unwanted gifts. She insists: “Always give children what they want. And if that cannot be done, help the child to no longer want the impossible.” The book is written in Beate Grimsrud's very special language and expresses her unique views on life. The text is illustrated with photos from her childhood and youth.

Charming and personal Christmas stories which most of all are about the joys of having a older sister.

A beautiful and strange Christmas book for all sisters in all countries.

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Author Beate Grimsrud

Beate Grimsrud (1963–2020) was a creative and versatile writer. She made her début with the short story collection Det fins grenser for hva jeg ikke forstår in 1990, and in 1998 she was nominated for the Nordic Council Literary Award for her novel Å smyge forbi en øks. In 2007 she published her first children’s book: Klar ferdig gå!, which was co-authored by Inger Alfvén.
Her international break-through came in 2010 with the novel En dåre fri. It earned her the Norwegian Critics’ Prize 2010, the Swedish Radio’s Listeners’ Award 2010, and a nomination by both Norway and Sweden to the Nordic Council’s Literature Prize 2010.

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