Little Finn lives with his mother at Årvoll, Oslo. During the year of the Berlin Wall and Jurij Gagarin, life is electrical, beautiful and stubbornly social-democratic. But one day a mysterious little half-sister arrives “with an atom-charge in a light blue suitcase” and turns life upside-down. This powerful depiction of childhood shows how wonderful and how dangerous it is to be a child.
'What a wonderful novel!'
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'A new addition to an extraordinarily rich authorship.'
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Fangeliv, short stories 1982.
Hjertetrøbbel, novel 1984.
Det nye vannet, novel 1987.
Seierherrene, novel 1991.
Fata Morgana, novel 1992.
Den høyre armen, novel 1994.
Ismael, novel 1998.
Grenser, novel 1999.
Det nye vinduet, short stories 2002.
Frost, novel 2003.
Hoggerne, novel 2005.
Marions slør, novel 2007.
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Tarjei Vesaas´ First Work of Fiction Prize 1982.
The Norwegian Literary Critics´ Prize 1989.
The Booksellers´ Prize 1991 for Seierherrene.
Ivar-Lo Prize 1994.
The Municipality of Oslo´s Artist´s Prize 1994.
The Cappelen Prize 1997.
The Gyldendal Award 2006.