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.
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.