Helmer's Journey, 1979 (Innbundet)


Geir Olav Jørgensen

Norwegian title: Helmers reise, 1979
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2011
Pages: 192
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Nynorsk
ISBN/EAN: 9788202353513
Overview Helmers reise, 1979

“Doing casual work had made him learn how to be a fixer. As he moved about, he liked striking bargains, spruce himself up and catch any chances that came his way. He bartered goods against jobs, and job against goods, or, indeed, goods against goods and jobs against jobs. Wheeling and dealing created movement, life. It was his way of playing.”

Helmer, the vagabond, is a man with a keen eye for both women and cosmos.
One warm evening in June 1979, he said goodbye to his girlfriend, Judith. His plan was to work in a hippie-style collective, where he has been before.
He drives off across the mountain at night.
At first, the journey looks like a promising road movie.
But life turns out different: he is taken on a dark odyssey and soon Helmer’s soul is at stake.

"A man wipped out of his inner self. This is effectivelly portayed. Both deceitful and honest."

"An original and engaging tale."

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Reviews Helmers reise, 1979

Engasjerende historie i flott driv om frihetens pris.

"Ut av dette og ved hjelp av et drivende godt nynorsk, har Jørgensenskrevet en original og engasjerende fortelling."

Sindre Hovdenakk, VG

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"Ein mann piska fram av sitt indre. Dette er verknadsfullt skildra. Svikefull og ærleg."

Eigil Steinsfjord, Vårt Land

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Author Geir Olav Jørgensen

Geir Olav Jørgensen (1971–) In the years between 1993 and 2000 he was mostly traveling the world, visiting 27 countries on nearly every continent. He has lived in Amsterdam, New York and Berlin. In 2006 he made his literary début with the novel Mono. He has since published several acclaimed novels. His fifth novel, Marathon Berlin, was published in 2015.

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