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A fairy tale, Jonas T. Bengtsson, translated by Charlotte Barslund

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A fairy tale
Title
A fairy tale
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Jonas T. Bengtsson, translated by Charlotte Barslund
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Language
eng
Summary
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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"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.
Dewey number
839.8138
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Barslund, Charlotte
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True
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  • Adventure stories, Danish
  • Fathers and sons
  • Family secrets
Target audience
adult
Label
A fairy tale, Jonas T. Bengtsson, translated by Charlotte Barslund
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Publication
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First published in Denmark as Et eventyr in 2011 by Rosinante
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052013180
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
405 pages
Isbn
9781922070869
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Label
A fairy tale, Jonas T. Bengtsson, translated by Charlotte Barslund
Publication
Note
First published in Denmark as Et eventyr in 2011 by Rosinante
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052013180
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
405 pages
Isbn
9781922070869
Isbn Type
(paperback)

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