A beautifully observed portrait of adolescent experience, this novel relates the events that overtake a girl and her young brother when they are left unaccompanied for the night on their parents' farm. They have to cope alone when a group of strangers call at the house after their car breaks down. The strangers are an ill-assorted family who inflict their personal problems and neurosis on the two young siblings. On a deeper level, this extraordinary novel from 1954 is an account and remembrance of how it really feels to be young. Self-growth, self-knowledge, and love are explored as the children experience the abrupt change from childish dreams and security to adult responsibility and happiness.
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Tarjei Vesaas was the author of several novels, volumes of poetry, and a book of short stories which was awarded an international prize at Venice in 1952. He was awarded several other prizes and was a candidate for the Nobel Prize in 1964, 1968, and again in 1969.Language Notes:
Text: English, Norwegian (translation)
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