Grief. Death. Bach. The afterlife of the soul. An angel of the Lord and a metaphysical vessel. Read it yourself.
What happens when the person who has been the light of your life for more than forty years is brutally torn away by a merciless, agonising cancer? What are you left with? Sorrow. Loss. Memories. Longing. Despair. Thoughts of death, of the soul’s possible afterlife. A drift of swifts. Bach. An angel of God. A strange, equivocal, metaphysical vessel. A world in flux, one where all impossibilities become possible.
Ole Robert Sunde has written a fascinating book about death; both unruly and comical, beautiful and fragile.
A book about grief has to give form and expression to this amorphous emotion in order for the reader to engage with it. In this, Ole Robert Sunde succeeds – in flashes.
An impressive and poetic description of the various stages of the grieving process.
5 out of 6 stars
Ole Robert Sunde’s new novel is a brutal and trailblazing portrayal of personal grief that refuses to let go and will not be able to be written off.
6 out of 6 stars
Ole Robert Sunde goes a long way in portraying a self-centred grief – to great literary success.
Ole Robert Sunde’s journey to the realm of death is both original and exceedingly amusing, and one can take pleasure in encounters with a wide range of characters – philosophers and writers and actors.