Wolverine (Innbundet)


Ida Fjeldbraaten

Norwegian title: Jerv
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2020
Pages: 128
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
Originaltittel: Jerv
ISBN/EAN: 9788202659516
Overview Jerv

The main character in the novel Wolverine lives in an institution, working as a cleaner at the city zoo. She has an underdeveloped gaze at the world around her. She is closer to her basic instincts and drives than most of us, and she has to fight herself to restrain the fury and forcefulness raging inside of her.

In the Nordic nature area of the zoo, we meet the wolverine. The wolverine is among the most skilled survivors of the animal kingdom, but trapped as the weakest of his pack, the beast within him is cowed.

Wolverine is a novel about the animal in humans and the human in animals. The novel examines zoos as a luxury. What happens in a place like this when the society beyond its walls breaks down? Wolverine is a brutal, tender and compelling tale of bodily fluids, jaws, teeth, mud and bites; about nature, culture and about powers that reside in all of us – and can, perhaps, never be reined in.

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Reviews Jerv

Opprivande godt 19.06.2020

«(...) forfattaren har klart kunststykket å dosere ut uroskapande element slik at lesaren mest kjenner seg som ein mikrobølgeomn, der skrekken blir varma opp innanfrå.»

«(...) Fjeldbraaten er særs god på undertekst, på alt som står mellom linjene.»

Ingvild Bræin, Dag og Tid

Ida Fjeldbraatens «Jerv» er en usedvanlig interessant debut.

Even Teistung, Klassekampen

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Author Ida Fjeldbraaten

Ida Fjeldbraaten (b. 1984) works as a copywriter in the advertising industry and runs the small press publishing house Teori & Praksis. Her literary debut Wolverine came in 2020 to critical acclaim, and was nominated to the P2 Listener's Prize. Ida Fjeldbraaten received The Bookseller Stipend in 2021.

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