Confirmation (Innbundet)


Eivind Buene

Norwegian title: Konfirmasjon
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2022
Pages: 304
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202742676
Kategori: Literature and Fiction
Overview Konfirmasjon

How can you be a good dad when you only ever see your daughter for a few days at a time? Is it possible to put your differences aside and come together as a family again when your daughter is getting confirmed and a big party is being thrown in her honour?

It’s late summer, and Endre is alone at the cabin with the boat. Long mornings tripping out to the mouth of the fjord, quiet days living as he pleases. He knows he’ll soon have to return to the city, to the flat in Grønland, to work—and for Emma’s confirmation.

Years have passed since he and Emma’s mother split up. Have they co-parented well enough over the years? Have they managed to give their daughter, Emma, a good life? Can Endre say that he’s done his best as a part-time father? And what awaits Endre now that his daughter is on the cusp of adulthood and soon to start making her own way in life?

Confirmation is raw, tender and exploratory.

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Reviews Konfirmasjon

«Godt om vennskap, farskap og mannsrollen [...]»

«Forfatterens drøftinger av disse tingene er interessante, presise og perspektivrike [...]»

«[...] en fin, smått optimistisk og fortellerteknisk elegant løst avslutning.»

«Forfatter og komponist Eivind Buene (f. 1973) utmerker seg også i sin fjerde roman som en kresen stilist [...]»

Sigmund Jensen, Stavanger Aftenblad

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Author Eivind Buene

Eivind Buene (1973-) studied composition and pedagogy at the Norwegian Academy of Music. He has been a permanent composer at the Oslo Sinfonietta and Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, and is a reknowned Modern Composer. One Man Band (Enmannsorkester), published in 2010 was his first novel. He has since published three more novels, all of them acclaimed by the Norwegian Critics.

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