THE SWEDE (Innbundet)

Author:

Guro Hoftun

Norwegian title: Svensken
Author:
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2018
Pages: 208
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202600174
Overview Svensken
Jens Persson lives with four other Swedish tradesmen in an abandoned solarium in Oslo. Jens in 41 and saving money in a foundation, but he does not own anything. It is the World Ski Championships 2011 and victory celebrations in Holmenkollen, and while out on the town Jens meets Katrine. For the first time in ages he stands on the threshold of something that might be good.

The Swede is a sharp-sighted and edge of the gripping novel about balancing on the ramp and seeing the Norwegian façade from the outside.

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Reviews from Svensken
«Sanselig om stillasarbeid, barndomstraumer og brutt ensomhet. (...) stilsikkert og medrivende utført. (...) absolutt leseverdig.»
 
Steinar Sivertsen, Stavanger Aftenblad

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