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A portrait formulated with the poetic melancholy so typical of Saabye Christensen at his best.
Lars Saabye Christensen at the height of his powers.
The kind of novel that does not shout loudly, but is borne along by fine characterisation and wisdom disguised as sparkling gold grains, consolidating Lars Saabye Christensen's position as Oslo's premier home-town poet
"Memory is sorrow. History is reconciliation." These are the last words in the author's own voice that we read. This profoundly resonant novel - which ends in 1951, with more to come - invites us to ponder these ideas afresh.
Paul Binding, Times Literary Supplement
With its tonal nuance and quietly amusing melancholy, Echoes of the City confirms him as one of Norway's finest writers"
Will Forrester, Guardian
A poignant meditation on memory, on finding one's place in the world, on family ties, loss and heartbreak . . . We are easily drawn into their lives and by the end it is hard to part with these characters who we have come to know so well.
Lucy Popescu, London Magazine