Lopsided (Ukjent)


Heidi Sævareid

Norwegian title: Slagside
Binding: Ukjent
Pages: 267
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788205495470
Overview Slagside

I’m someone who can never find the right words, I’m someone who freezes, I’m someone who feels rage on the point of bursting out but never does anything, just freezes or leaves, I just do a bunk, I’m so angry, I’m such a coward – so much so that I really deserve to have to suffer for it.

Vilde moves to Bristol to take a year off after high school. She leaves behind everything she has in Norway – including her boyfriend Markus. In Bristol she is drawn into the environment of the brutal martial art Krav Maga, and meets the strange, manipulative Fiona. This acquaintanceship comes to have fateful consequences, leading Vilde into a corner from which she cannot extricate herself.

An extremely sharp and well-written novel about trying to live with oneself and all one’s lopsidedness.

Shortlisted for the Brage Prize 2016

Shortlisted for Southern Norway’s Literature Prize 2016

«It is while expounding the relational that Heidi Sævareid displays her strength. She observes human interactions with a sharp eye. Anger and despair, anxiety and mania shines brightly from the dark text. Everything is aflame then.»
FÆDRELANDSVENNEN, 5 out of 6 stars

«Her writing is pointed and agile. Lopsided is her best novel so far.»

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Author Heidi Sævareid

Heidi Sævareid (b. 1984) is a highly acclaimed and award-winning author, translator and literary critic. She was awarded The Ministry of Culture’s First Book Prize 2013 and three times nominated for Brage Literary Prize for Children and YA. Heidi Sævareid has a degree in Nordic Literature from University of Oslo. She lives in Bristol, England.

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