The plot in Tyskland takes place in Norway during the Second World War, where we meet Hanna, a girl with a limitedl understanding of the world. She goes on a journey to find her sister, who she believes is in Germany.
It is with a finely-tuned sense of human vulnerability that Mossige takes us into a world seen only through Hanna's eyes, where we are guided by her dreams and desires. A wilful and fascinating novel reminiscent of the work of Flannery O'Conner and William Faulkner.
Tyskland is a strong and distinctive debut with the ability and willingness to take a close look at human life.
‘Tyskland is solidly composed, but most of all it is the language that makes it a memorable reading experience. It is in the lyrical passages and dialogues that we gain insight into human vulnerability, stunted communication and efforts to fit into a world where even what is safe falters in smouldering ashes.’
‘Tyskland is in all ways a solid debut novel and contains passages of high intensity. Just like with its characters and their abrupt dialogues, it knows to be silent when necessary.’
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