Unrestrained (Innbundet)

The story of Torstein Lerhol


Ola Henmo og Torstein Lerhol

Norwegian title: Hemningsløs
Norwegian subtitle: Historien om Torstein Lerhol
Author: og
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2019
Pages: 224
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202590925
Kategori: Narrative Non-fiction
Overview Hemningsløs

What is the value of a life, what price are we willing to pay to include everyone, what makes life worth living, and do people with disabilities receiving benefits have a an obligation of paying back?

According to the doctors’ judgement, Torstein Lerhol suffering from spinal muscular atrophy, SMA, would not pass two years of age. He is now 32 years old, weighing 20 kg and his breathing capacity is 11%. He spends his life lying in a wheelchair, he can move only one finger, and he’s dependent on assistance 24/7. However, this does not prevent him from working as a politician, being a business leader and lecturer, nor from traveling around the world. The book describes how he manages it all, and acts as a breaking rod to different dilemmas related to otherness.

‘Unrestrained is not only well written but also impressing in it´s narrative. Ola Henmo has written an exceptionally wise book about Torstein Lerhols indomitable will to live and the good helpers he is surrounded with. Highly recommended!’

‘An impressive portrait of a very special man. This is a book that is both
interesting and smart.’

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Reviews Hemningsløs

Strålende om ukuelig livsmot 05.04.2019

«Hemningsløs» er ikke bare velskrevet, men også usedvanlig godt skrudd sammen som beretning. [...]
Ola Henmo har rett og slett skrevet en usedvanlig klok historie om Torstein Lerhols ukuelige pågangsmot og gode hjelpere. Anbefales på det sterkeste!

Marius Wulfsberg, Dagbladet

Imponerende portrett av en helt spesiell mann 20.04.2019

Dette er en bok som er både interessant og klok.

Hilde Østby, Aftenposten

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