Let's Turn the Town Upside Down (Innbundet)


Tor Åge Bringsværd

Norwegian title: La oss velte hele byen
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2024
Pages: 187
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
Originaltittel: La oss velte hele byen
ISBN/EAN: 9788202827410
Age: 12 - 18
Overview La oss velte hele byen

Several centuries ago, the world as we know it was destroyed by wars, corrosive rain and a deadly plague. Aivar (13) from The Badger Tribe is forced to flee when the travelling city of Berlin comes too close to their winter settlement. He and Uri, his best friend’s little sister, are the only survivors of an attack by the Bears several days later.

Vira (13) loves climbing. She grows up on the first storey of Berlin among the people who keep the whole city running. Up top live the important folk, the ones with responsibility. When Vira is caught climbing too high – all the way up to the sixth storey – she is forced to start spying and informing on her own people. Because there are a lot people in Berlin who want to harm the city.

We follow Aivar and Vira for a few years until they eventually meet during a long-planned attack on the travelling city of Berlin. But neither of them knows exactly what they’ve got themselves involved in.

A high-octane, thrilling vision of a dystopian future – with hope!

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Reviews La oss velte hele byen

Gi ungdommen fabelprosa før ­konformiteten og fantasiløsheten tar dem! 05.05.2024

"jeg håper den blir lest av mange ungdommer"

Jonas Bals, Klassekampen

Den gamle mannen og ungdommen 05.04.2024

Bringsværd leverer stramt og intenst: Kapitlene er korte, historien tar stadig uventede skift, og faren menneskene befinner seg i, er til tider stor. Slik holder Bringsværd spenningen oppe og frister leseren videre.

Det er kanskje dette Bringsværd forsøker å si til ungdommen: At gjennom historiene våre skaper vi oss håp.

Karen Frøystad Nystøyl, Vårt Land

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Author Tor Åge Bringsværd

Tor Åge Bringsværd (b. 1939) has a considerable body of work. He has received many prizes, including the Critics' Prize, the Riverton Prize, the Aschehoug Prize, the Dobloug Prize, the Riksmål Prize and the Ibsen Prize. His works have been translated into 23 languages and his theatrical pieces have been staged in twelve countries. Bringsværd writes for all ages.

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