Hardback Men in my situation / Per Petterson ; translated by Ingvild Burkey.
Publication year: 2021
Publisher: London : Harvill Secker,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781787301658 (hbk.) :
Translated from the Norwegian.
Arvid Jansen is thirty-eight and divorced. His ex-wife, Turid, has left with their three girls, slipping neatly into a new life and leaving no trace of their time spent together. More than a year has passed since the tragic accident that took his parents and two of his brothers. Existence has become a question of holding on to a few firm things. Loud, smoky bars, whisky, records, company for the night. At some point, the girls decide against weekend visits with their dad. Arvid suspects that his eldest daughter, Vigdis, sees what kind of a man he really is. Adrift and inept, paralysed by grief. And maybe she's right to keep her distance from his lonely life. Is there any redemption for a man in his situation? When Arvid has lost or been left by all those dear to him and feels his life unravelling, perhaps there is still a way forwards.
288 pages ; 23 cm