Ghosts in the Night (Innbundet)

Author:

Siri M. Kvamme

Norwegian title: Nattgjengar
Author:
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2012
Pages: 176
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Nynorsk
ISBN/EAN: 9788202346737
Overview Nattgjengar
Six years ago, Lisa and Lars lost touch with their only child, their son Aksel. He was fourteen years old when he vanished without a trace. Lisa cannot bear to give up hoping that, one day, they will find out what happened to their son, but Lars seems able to carry on with his life. The story, in which Lisa and Lars share their central roles with a neighbour and a tenant, takes place during a string of sunny summer days on an idyllic island. Erotic tension and misguided desires grow between the characters; then lies and secrets follow. The real issue is whether Lisa and Lars can have any relationship after Aksel's disappearance. Is clinging to hope worse than facing up to hopelessness?

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Reviews from Nattgjengar
"Hun setter ord på det uutholdelige, skriver ut smerten og uvissheten så det dundrer i hjertekammeret.(...) Språket er vart, nært, fullt av omtanke, som om Kvamme vil legge en trygg arm rundt Ellie, gi henne et lite puff, få henne til å gi slipp. Derimot gir ikke romanen så lett slipp på leseren."Ellen Sofie Lauritzen, Dagbladet
"Siri M. Kvamme skriv tett, ubehageleg og språkleg sikkert om å miste eit barn og å miste eit håp." "For den første romanen fekk Kvamme ros for den språklege presisjonen sin gjennom sterke poetiske bilde og ein skånsellaus realisme. Nattgjengar er minst like god."Margunn Vikingstad, Dag og Tid
"Kvamme legger seg ubehagelig nær aktuelle tema når hun skildrer sorgen over å miste et barn og minner oss om at for de etterlatte varer marerittet mye lenger enn oppmerksomheten fra media. Sårheten i savnet, og den tvetydige skammen over ikke å kunne legge det bak seg, formidles på en sterk og troverdig måte i Kvammes sensitive språk."Rune F. Hjemås, Adresseavisen

Ubehagets kvern

"(...) innsyn i en hardt prøvet sjels indre frigjøringsprosess. Modig og godt gjort."Arnstein Olaisen, Haugesunds Avis

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Author Siri M. Kvamme

Siri M. Kvamme (1975) is a Norwegian author living in Haugesund, a city on the west coast of Norway. Kvamme has studied Literature and Writing as well as worked as a journalist and literary critic for over ten years before she started writing full time. Along with her writing, she also arranges a very popular Literary Salon in the public library in Haugesund. Kvamme made her literary debut with Read and apart (Raud og frå seg, 2001), a collection of short prose. Her first novel Winter Heart (Vinterhjerte, 2008) was well received by the critics. In 2012 she published the novel Nightwanderer (Nattgjengar). The world is playing hide and seek (Verden leker gjemsel, 2016), is her third novel.

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