Arne Ruset

Night Ferry from Aafarnes

After his marriage fails, an author tries to distance himself from defeat by isolating himself in a cabin situated in his childhood neighborhood in order to write short stories. While writing, his past mixes in with the present and casts shadows across the pages.

Ruset is not the first [...] to present a novel with a narrator/writer in a life crisis who goes back to his hometown to find answers to existential questions about life and death and love. But he does it in an impressive way by crossing two parallel test runs and commenting on each other […]

The story forms a multifaceted portrait of a self-centred and aloof man who strives with sorrow and loss, guilt and remorse, escape and neglect.

Arne Ruset

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Arne Ruset (b. 1951) is from Fjøra, Sunnmøre. He currently lives in Molde, where he has worked as a psychiatrist for several years. Ruset works with different literary genres and has produced poetry, children's books, short stories and a novel. In 1987 he won the Norwegian literature critics children's literature award, and in 1999 he was given the Norwegian Ministry of Culture's award for illustrated literature (together with Anne Kristin Hagesaether). Ruset published a collection of short stories called Berg Brest at Solum Bokvennen in 2013 and his first collection of poems was published in 2016 under the title Vi kan ikke eige kvarandre.

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Edited February 02, 2022 by Solum Bokvennen