The main character in Hermit is a boy who spends his summer holiday with his grandmother in northern Norway. The story depicts with great empathy the development of the friendship between the two and is also an exploration of the distinctions between fantasy and reality in a young child’s mind.
The story is beautifully illustrated, creating a credible and fascinating depiction of a time and place. As was the case in Ernstsen's comic album novel Fugløya, the setting is a Norwegian coastal community, but here reflected through the eyes of a child.
This is a story about growing up, suitable for both children and adults