This is a book full of wonder, written through the perspective a four year old boy. He is an independent soul, exploring the fjord and landscapes that surrounds his home. With him he brings his younger sister. On his journey the boy discovers the limits to his freedom, loneliness, and the love for his sister.
Little Sister won the prestigious Deutsche Jugendbuch Preis in 2007. The illustration for the German publication, as seen on the picture, are by Aljoscha Blau.
Little Sister is published in "Scenes from a Childhood", published by Fitzcarraldo Editons in 2018, translated by Damion Searls.
Jon Fosse is widely considered one of the world’s most important living writers, with an ability to touch readers across time and place. Born in 1959 in Strandebarm, a small village in the western part of Norway, he lives today in the Grotten, an honorary residence in Oslo bestowed for life by the King of Norway, as well as in Hainburg, Austria, and Frekhaug, Norway. Fosse is an unusually prolific writer. He debuted in 1983, and has since published novels, volumes of poetry, essay collections, and children’s books. His work has now been translated into more than 40 languages and his plays performed more than a thousand times around the world. In whatever genre he is writing in, Fosse’s language is poetic and existential, rhythmic and lyrical.