Syklisten (Innbundet)


Aksel Selmer

Norwegian title: Syklisten
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2014
Pages: 208
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202450922
Overview Syklisten

Gustav Fenge works as a teacher, and rather enjoys it. But he really wants to spend all his time with his son, Sander, and wife, Rebekka. Then one summer's day he witnesses his son's death. And without his beloved son, Gustav is nothing.

Gustav Fenge cycles. He can't be doing with anything else. Tragedy has led him out onto the country roads. His wife doesn't want anything more to do with him after their son dies. Gustav drinks heavily, loses his job and eventually ends up in a psychiatric institution. He breaks under the weight of his grief. But on his bike, he slowly comes back to himself. He embarks on a long and ambitious cycling trip through Southern Norway. His destination is his childhood paradise, Trondheim.

Strangely, this is an unbelievably funny novel. Feel good is an understatement.’
6 out of 6

‘... a story that just gets better and better the more you read. ... Selmer writes accessibly. I like his short, readable sentences. His almost lyrical prose dresses up the melancholy in the story.’

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Reviews Syklisten

Livet er herlig!

"På merkverdig vis er dette en utrolig morsom roman. Feelgood er et understatement."

Emil Otto Syvertsen, Fædrelandsvennen

"(...)en fortelling som blir bare bedre og bedre jo lenger ut i handlingen man kommer.(...) Selmer skriver tilgjengelig. Jeg liker hans korte og lesbare setninger. Hans nærmest lyriske prosa kler melankolien i fortellingen."

Per Ivar Henriksbø, Gudbrandsdølen Dagningen

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Author Aksel Selmer

Aksel Selmer (b. 1958) made his literary début with a poetry collection called Hit skulle det ha kommet noen flere in 1992. Since then he has had another collection of poetry published, as well as ten novels for adults and young readers.

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