Little Finn lives with his mother at Årvoll, Oslo. During the year of President Kennedy, the Berlin Wall and Jurij Gagarin, life is electrical, beautiful and stubbornly social-democratic. But one day a mysterious little half-sister arrives “with an atom-charge in a light blue suitcase” and turns life upside-down. This powerful depiction of childhood shows how both wonderful and dangerous it is to be a child.
Winner of the Norwegian Booksellers Award 2009
'What a wonderful novel!'
'This falls most beautiful tale'
'Warm, hurtfull and well modulated about a turningpoint in life.'
'A book that makes you laugh and cry – what more can you wish for? That it does not end after 264 pages, but lasts into next week … Child Wonder is nothing less than a perfect masterpiece.'
'Wonderful! Child Wonder is a new addition to an extraordinarily rich authorship.'
'If Child Wonder is not one of the bestselling titles this fall, I don’t understand any of the mechanisms in Norwegian book business.'
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