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The Resource Child wonder, Roy Jacobsen ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett with Don Shaw

Child wonder, Roy Jacobsen ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett with Don Shaw

Label
Child wonder
Title
Child wonder
Statement of responsibility
Roy Jacobsen ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett with Don Shaw
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
Finn lives with his mother in an apartment block in a working-class suburb of Oslo. It is 1961, a time when 'men became boys and housewives women', the year the Berlin Wall is erected and Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man to travel into space. Life is electrical, beautiful and stubbornly social-democratic. One day a mysterious half-sister appears 'with an atom-charge in a light blue suitcase', and she turns his life upside-down
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Summary
Finn lives with his mother in an apartment block in a working-class suburb of Oslo. It is 1961, a time when 'men became boys and housewives women', the year the Berlin Wall is erected and Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man to travel into space. Life is electrical, beautiful and stubbornly social-democratic. One day a mysterious half-sister appears and turns his life upside-down. Over an everlasting summer, Finn attempts to grasp the incomprehensible adult world and his place within it. His mother appears to carry a painful secret, but pushes them ever further apart. And why is his new sister so different from every other child?
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10008176
Cataloging source
DLC
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1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jacobsen, Roy
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Norwegian
Literary form
novels
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  • Bartlett, Don
  • Shaw, Don
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True
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  • Childhood
  • Family secrets
  • Oslo (Norway)
Target audience
adult
Label
Child wonder, Roy Jacobsen ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett with Don Shaw
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000047411954
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
263 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780857050199
Isbn Type
(tr. pbk.)
Label
Child wonder, Roy Jacobsen ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett with Don Shaw
Publication
Control code
000047411954
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
263 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780857050199
Isbn Type
(tr. pbk.)

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