This is a novel about Camilla and her grandfather, who wander through the streets of Kristiansand, through her grandfather's childhood, reminiscing in the streets he walked as a child. He is at the end of his life; she is soon to be in the middle of hers. Her grandfather tells of growing up in the same town as her, but in very different times, and through their time spent together, through his memories and stories, an unexpected friendship emerges.
Det er vakrest når det skumrer (It is most beautiful at dusk) is a novel about family and getting to know each other before it's too late, a reminder of the major lines in life - death, love and the longing for the perfect.
Chosen as one of the best books of the year 2019 by the national broadcaster in Norway.
This novel touches me deeply (...) This is the book about a grandfather and the generations he remembers. A wise choice. The novel becomes the traces after a long life .
A feel-good novel that actually manages to convey the great feeling of goodness. (...) With ‹It is most beautiful at dust› Camilla Bøksle has vividly written a portrait of a dying man, in a beautiful book of memories.
Remarkable debut novel (...) Love, respect, compassion and gratitude – the book overflows of all of this. And it is beautiful.
Camilla Bøksle writes well, she has the instruments and knows to put pressure where it hurts, both with herself and with her grandfather.
With ‹It is most beautiful at dust› Camilla Bøksle has vividly written a portrait of a dying man, in a beautiful book of memories.