Eivind Hofstad Evjemo is a great literary talent and this was the first book in Cappelen Damm’s 20 Under 30 series.
This novel takes place in a coastal landscape and the plot is driven by the fact that Grandfather is losing control of the farm and distancing himself from the family. The writer’s sensitive handling of the mundane and his unique ability to bring memories to life makes for great reading.
“He had heard rumours about the girl, the grandchild, it is a summer evening and still warm, but he puts on his coat anyway and carries the heavy tools (…) he doesn’t notice that the children are still out in the garden and running themselves ragged chasing one another, that the sore has healed, that the leg hairs are standing on end.”
Eivind Hofstad Evjemo received the Tarjej Vesaas First Writers award for this novel.
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"Evjemos strength is a rare sensibility in vision and language. It bears great promise for things to come."
"A debut with an exceptional mood creating ability, in a beautiful and somewhat sorrowful novel."
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