The Resource A Fairy Tale

A Fairy Tale

Label
A Fairy Tale
Title
A Fairy Tale
Statement of responsibility
Jonas T. Bengtsson
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Language
eng
Summary
March, 1986: the Swedish prime minister, Olof Palme, has been assassinated, and a young boy and his father are on the move again. Travelling from Sweden to the outskirts of Denmark and into the heart of Copenhagen, the two live an itinerant life on the margins of society. The father, an eccentric, restless man, takes a series of odd jobs — from making antique furniture, to landscaping, to working as a bouncer at a strip club. By day, he home-schools his son. At night, he weaves a fairy tale about a prince and a king on a secret mission. But one day, their adventure takes a dark, unpredictable turn.Ten years later, as the boy enters adulthood, he tries to conform to the demands of ordinary life. Yet he is haunted by his childhood — and questions about his father's murky past can no longer remain unanswered.A Fairy Tale is a coming-of-age novel like no other. Powerful, sensitive, and utterly mesmerising, it reveals the indelible legacy that our parents leave to us
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"In a Europe without borders, where social norms have become fragile, a son must confront the sins of his father and grandfather, and invent new strategies for survival A young boy grows up with a loving father who has little respect for the law. They are always on the run, and as they move from place to place, the boy is often distraught to leave behind new friendships. Because it would be dicey for him to go to school, his anarchistic father gives him an unconventional education intended to contradict as much as possible the teachings of his own father, a preacher and a pervert. Ten years later, when the boy is entering adulthood, with a fake name and a monotonous job, he tries to conform to the demands of ordinary life, but the lessons of the past thwart his efforts, and questions about his father's childhood cannot be left unanswered. Spanning the mid-1980s to early-twenty-first-century in Copenhagen, this coming-of-age novel examines what it means to be a stranger in the modern world, and how, for better or for worse, a father's legacy is never passed on in any predictable fashion"--
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10297963
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DLC
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1976-
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  • Bengtsson, Jonas T
  • Barslund, Charlotte
Dewey number
839.8138
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Barslund, Charlotte
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
A Fairy Tale
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:fe6ff76f-3ee3-47ba-8964-0c4409f9fc09
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925113136
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Fairy Tale
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:fe6ff76f-3ee3-47ba-8964-0c4409f9fc09
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925113136
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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