Tøffe tider for gentlemen is a skittish humorous book set in Bergen in the 1990's. A young man comes to the town to turn over a new leaf. His plans extend no further than to knock on the door of the only girl he knows. Then chance and fortune takes over. This is a book about people finding each other and losing each other, enjoying magic moments together but not knowing if they really want these moments to lead to anything. The main character opts to talk about everything he thinks is funny or strange, but all the short stories make up a longer story which is also about vulnerability and loneliness, possibly without the narrator fully understanding that himself.
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