Lars Mytting meets Karl Ove Knausgård in this timely novel about climate activism
What happens if someone attacks your best friend or someone else you love? What wouldn’t you do to defend that person? And what if your best friend is the nature? What do you think is acceptable to do in an attempt to stop the escalating violence against nature? Sit-in protests? Signature collections? Mass murder? Can one go too far? Should the defenders be stopped or protected?
In Olav Løkken Reisop’s We will be known forever by the tracks we leave, someone is about to put their foot down on behalf of nature. But who? At the same time, a mysterious fog is spreading throughout the forest. The birds are getting sick and animals and humans are increasingly acting strange. What is really happening to the world?
The novel alternates between the present and the past, between several perspectives and portrays many different people in the village. Gradually, hidden connections between them are revealed, and their lives soon seem as intertwined as mushroom threads beneath the ground.
The Last of Us
«Kerstin Ekman meets Twin Peaks in Olav Løkken Reisops complex eco-thriller. (...) The novel's plot is permeated by the natural landscape of Hurdal, often masterfully described by Reisop. (...) We will be known forever by the tracks we leave is a deliviously un-Norwegian (while also very Norwegian), ambitious work with a lot to sink your teeth into, and its atmosphere and rich universe grow when I, after reading, flick through it again.»
«Olav Løkken Reisop must be said to hit the modern zeistgeist squarely in the face with the crime-like novel of ideas We will be known forever by the tracks we leave. (...) Reisop is at his best when his gaze is directed to the grandure of the small things. He describes the slowness of nature with almost the same glow as someone in love.»
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