The Neck Will Not Bend (Innbundet)


Per Knutsen

Norwegian title: Nakken vil ikke bøye seg
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2021
Pages: 240
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
Originaltittel: Nakken vil ikke bøye seg
ISBN/EAN: 9788202721206
Overview Nakken vil ikke bøye seg

Teo has a difficult home life. He loves his mother but loathes his stepfather. Even in the face of experiences that no child should have to cope with, Teo shows defiance and courage. Along the transgressive road to teenage life, he finds able helpers in unexpected places.

The Neck Will Not Bend is an intense, raw and powerful novel that surprises the reader by subverting established power relations and sympathies. There is so much at stake in this story – and Teo’s defiance is enough to spark a flame in even the most Covid-weary mind.

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Reviews Nakken vil ikke bøye seg

Pinefull lesning 07.12.2021

«Det er bar, naken realisme.»

Jan Askelund, Stavanger Aftenblad

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Author Per Knutsen

Per Knutsen (1951–) is a writer that publishes books in i wide variety of genres, ranging from books for children and young adults to plays, thrillers and novels. In his writing you find a keen eye for nuances of life. Honesty, love, lie, lust and the ability to be true to oneself are important elements in his authorship.
In 2017 he was awarded Havmanprisen - the award for best northern Norwegian writing, for his novel Hugo´s Brother (Broren til Hugo), a novel he has received great praise for.

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