Borders (Heftet)

Series: Roy Jacobsen jubileumsutgaver 


Roy Jacobsen

Norwegian title: Grenser
Binding: Heftet
Year: 2015
Pages: 304
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
Series: Roy Jacobsen jubileumsutgaver
ISBN/EAN: 9788202451127
Overview Grenser

After the war the Belgian man Markus poses as blind, even though the eyesight behind his dark glasses is still intact. The only one who knows the secret is little Robert, the son of an American soldier devoured by the war. Robert is the person Markus tells his story to, a story about the siege of Stalingrad, about making impossible choices, about the curse of doubt and the randomness of war.

´Borders is a sweeping Masterpiece´

´...a highlight in the authorship of Roy Jacobsen´

´A great European novel.´

´ enormous, exciting and entirely breakneck canvas (...) this book is impossible to put down, and you will be sorry to reach the end of.´

Six out of six stars
´Raw, grim and exciting.´

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Reviews Grenser

" høydepunkt i Roy Jacobsens forfatterskap."

Øystein Rottem, Dagbladet

"...en elegant vev av fargesterke fortellinger som på voldens og ømhetens språk samtaler med livet og med døden og lever opp til kravet nobelprisvinneren José Saramago setter til en stor roman: Den utforsker virkeligheten slik den kunne ha vært."

Steinar Sivertsen, Stavanger Aftenblad

"...en stor europeisk roman."

Terje Eidsvåg, Adresseavisen

" enormt, spennende og direkte halsbrekkende lerret.(...)Man klarer ikke legge fra seg denne boken, og man beklager det når man er til ende."

Kjell Olaf Jensen, Dagsavisen

"Rå, uhyggelig og spennende"

Tinic Talén, VG

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Author Roy Jacobsen

Roy Jacobsen (b. 1954) is regarded as one of the most influential contemporary authors in Norway, and has since his sensational debut in 1982, with the short story collection Prison Life, which won him the prestigious Tarjei Vesaas’ Debutant Prize, developed into an original and daring author with a special interest in the underlying psychological interplay in human relationships. He has been nominated three times for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and twice for the Nordic Council Literature Prize. In 2017 he was shortlisted for both the Man Booker International Prize, as the first Norwegian author ever, and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, for The Unseen.

In 2013 Jacobsen’s authorship reached a new milestone with the publication of The Unseen, book one in his now completed Barrøy trilogy. It is set in the first half of the 20th century on an island on the North-Western coast of Norway, and is a monument over human courage and life-saving practical and social knowledge. White Shadow followed in 2015, The Eyes of Rigel in 2017 and Just a Mother in 2020. The Barrøy quartet became an immediate critically acclaimed sales success, it has been translated into 28 languages, and has sold nearly 500.000 copies in Norway alone. In total, Jacobsen has been translated into 38 languages

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