We Lived Yesterday (Innbundet)

Author:

Naja Søtje-Thomsen

Norwegian title: Vi levde i går
Author:
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2019
Pages: 288
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202602451
Overview Vi levde i går
“You should prepare yourself for your father to die young.” Mom has told me that several times.

She is an intern at an ad agency in Copenhagen and shares a tiny apartment with Sara, a student her age. One afternoon, her mother calls and tells her that her father is dead, and that she is his closest relative. When growing up, she visited him during the summers and sent him letters during the rest of the year. As a young adult, she didn't have much contact with him. Now, she's traveling to Skagen to clean up after him, bury him, and look for things or signs of who he was – and who father and daughter were to one another.

A loving and complex portrait of a father who has endeavored to keep his life in order and hold addiction at bay, is illustrated through memories and artefacts. We Lived Yesterday is a warm and painful novel.

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Reviews Vi levde i går

En forsonende kamp 22.10.2019

«Søtje-Thomsens prosa er nær – veldig nær (...)»

«Søtje-Thomsens roman viser hvordan det er mulig å bebreide noen og tilgi dem på samme tid. «Vi levde i går» blir med det en god debut og en slags kjærlighetserklæring til en far som ikke helt får det til.»
 
Ida Vågsether, Stavanger Afteblad

Den farne faren 04.10.2019

«(...) klokt og gripande om ein far som ikkje strakk heilt til. (...) Det er ein gripande roman Naja Søtje-Thomsen her har skrive, særleg ved at teksten er så open og direkte (...) eg vonar verkeleg at nokon tek på seg å laga film av boka. »


Odd W. Surén, Dag og Tid

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