Author(s): Carl Frode Tiller


David Hugsar has lost his memory so his psychiatrist places an advertisement in a newspaper inviting friends and relatives to share their memories of him. The resulting letters, reminiscences, and scenes offer an encircling narrative that reveals more about the intersecting young lives in a small Norwegian backwater than about David himself, the enigma at the heart of the novel. Adolescent sexuality, boredom, filial guilt, violence and love; the frustrations of life in a small-town rock band; drugs and cigarettes all find their place in these chronicles of Norwegian provincial life, as Carl Frode Tiller explores masculinity in crisis with all the aplomb of a new Raymond Carver. Encircling is part 1 of a trilogy: the first two stories have been published to acclaim in 2008 and 2010. The third is due to be released in Norway next year.


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Carl Frode Tiller (born 1970) has won the European Prize for Literature, the Brage Prize and the Norwegian Critics' Prize for his novels.He has also written three plays and a number of short stories. He has a master's degree in history, and plays in the rock band Kong Ler. He lives in Trondheim.

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  • : 9781908745293
  • : Sort of Books
  • : Sort of Books
  • : May 2013
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2013
  • : books

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  • : Carl Frode Tiller
  • : Paperback
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  • : English
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