Stasia (Innbundet)

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Author:

Peter Franziskus Strassegger

Norwegian title: Stasia
Author:
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2012
Pages: 176
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
Series:
Serienummer: 7
ISBN/EAN: 9788202392451
Kategori: Romaner
Overview Stasia

A novel about Armin and Stasia who are uncared-for siblings leading rootless lives. Their parents are always on the move, running some kind of business venture in Europe. One day, they turn up to get their children who have been staying with their Norwegian grandmother; together, they travel from one country to the next, living almost like a circus family.

Their story is told from Armin's point of view, but he expresses himself above all in terms of his fantasy life. The tougher the outside reality becomes, the more uneasy Armin feels about staying inside his dream world. He has a strong bond with his sister, who is the firm centre of his life. When she suddenly vanishes one day, Armin finds it increasingly difficult to keep reality and imagination apart. The portrait of this unconventional family and their restless existence creates an enclosed world. It is an emotionally charged but also objective narrative about children growing up in circumstances which may seem extreme but are not without ordinary features. A grim novel about a lost child and his experience of reality. The language is simple and absurdly funny.

‘…extraordinary, inventive and consuming.’
Dagbladet

‘… stylish and thought provoking by a debutant who knows what he is doing.’
Stavanger Aftenblad

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Reviews from Stasia
(...) den evner helt fra begynnelsen av å gi formidle stor uro, som varsler en dyster utgang.(...)en lovende debut.
 
Guri Hjulstad, Trønder-Avisa

Opprivende lesning om omsorgssvikt og rotløshet

"Stasia er opprivende lesning: barnets lyse og naive fortellerstemme gjør det mørke enda mørkere. Boka kribler lenge i bakhodet, og får meg til å håpe på mer av denne typen litteratur fra Strassegger: uvanlig, oppfinnsom og oppslukende."Ellen Sofie Lauritzen, Dagbladet
"Peter Strassegger scorer på kreativitet og originalitet."Live Lundh, Vårt Land
"For denne boka eier en egentone som klinger av absurdisme og surrealisme, barnlig logikk og hemingwaysk antydningskunst. En tett miks av undertekst, sprelske fabuleringer og ung kroppslighet som er frapperende og ganske annerledes enn alt jeg tidligere har lest om rotløse barn i drift.(...) Det hele er stilsikkert og tankevekkende turnert av en debutant som vet hva han driver med."Steinar Sivertsen, Stavanger Aftenblad
"Med barnet som forteller åpnes muligheter for å eksperimentere både språklig og med leserens tillit til fortelleren. Strassegger kjenner mulighetene og bruker dem godt i Stasia, som har blitt en underlig, dyster roman.(...) Språket er vilt og undrende, dansende og samtidig stramt"Silje Bekeng, Klassekampen

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Author Peter Franziskus Strassegger

Peter Franziscus Strassegger (1984-) was born in Austria but has lived in Norway since he was 12 years old. He was awarded the Tarjei Vesaas' debut award for his novel Stasia. He has since published the novel Before they fetch us (Før de henter oss), a novel that received notable reviews. The end of our flag (Slutten på flagget vårt) is his third novel.

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