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  • Location: Hommersåk, Stavanger

Termin

Termin

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: A man’s lonely and troubled life for over 20 years.

  • ISBN: 978-0995485242
  • Translator: Matt Bagguley
  • Genre: Fiction, Translated Fictioin

What you need to know before your trail

Kjetil Tuestad lives in the village of Hommersåk an area of Norway transformed by the oil boom. Termin begins with a moment of violence and goes on to chart the movements of Tuestad’s lonely, fragmented and troubled life for over 20 years.

 

Travel Guide

Travel BookTrail style to Hommersåk

Hommersåk is a village in the northern part of the Sandes. There’s only around 5000 people living there and you can get a bus to Sandes itself and a boat across Stavanger.

Against a backdrop of economic instability and flux in the labour market, our narrator details his existence in West Norway and the occasional occurrences of violence in the town with equal sobriety. His relationships are distant and fleeting, both private and professional. It’s a story of anonymity, using the kind of didactic analysis you’d find in a log or a journal – everything is nameless and bureaucratic to Tuestad. Nominated for the 2017 Nordic Council Literature Prize, Nor-Hansens novel deals with the loss of empathy and intimacy in the 21st century.

Booktrail Boarding Pass: Termin

Destination/location:  Hommersåk, Stavanger   Author/Guide:  Henrik Nor-Hansen   Departure Time: 2000s

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