While he continually fails to take themselves out of the situation, he goes in the memory through his life. A phone call has thrown light on much that has been hidden. An unknown cousin has called and told the grandfather he never allowed to get aware of has died.
There are two poles in this concentrated, pockande novel. It is partly the hurtiga Norwegian people, whose almost hysterical obsession with sports, and curable ski tours here are highlighted to a Swedish reader – this reader anyway – amazement, and lead. He is lying there on the floor was a promise he also. When he was little. Before the hereditary musculoskeletal disease, put a stop to all natural aspirations.
it is the stigma carried by those who can't. The specific question here is: has the man on the floor been denied knowledge of their grandpa, because grandpa also has had the disease, and for the family ashamed of him?
When Thorvald Steen signs a portrait of the narrator's mother, he will contribute with honor to the world literatures gallery of terrible mothers. Several times trying the get the answer of their mother, where she sits and surar in his kitchen. The dialogue between the härskartekniska the expert and her son is astoundingly unpleasant and effective. Here we have a mother who at christmas time go down in the basement – where her son can't bring himself to burn incriminating letters and photographs which could have thrown light on the son livstragedi.
eventually he asks bluntly:
”Would you wish that I had never been born, mom? Do you think it is despicable that I ask that question?”
him to know. He has a daughter, concieved in and born in the knowledge that she may come to inherit the disease.
the Mother responds by asking him to take up the candlestick, she will preen.
So: Thorvald Steen has written a novel about our time, contempt for weakness, and our history of being ostracized, arvshygien and folkhemsk policy as set out in the national psyche. This game set all of this in a man who is on a floor in a snowy Oslo. There is nudity and touching.Link to the graphics