Eeg, Harald Rosenløw: Hunger


The Brage award jury’s nomination:

"Harald Rosenløw Eeg has written a riveting psychological thriller. Marius is returning to Tønsberg after having been away for a while. What has happened? Did something actually happen? What is reality, and what is a just fantasy in Marius’s head? This is the story of a young boy and his world, which is about to fall apart. Through an intense language we come close to Marius and his mind, but 'Hunger' provides no answers. It is provoking in all its transparency, but also to triggers discussion. Good literature is engaging, seducing and raises questions. 'Hunger' is such a book. "

For as long as he can remember, Marius has been afraid that Sven is going to die.

But when Sven recovers from his illness, the worries don’t come to an end. In fact, they increase. Marius worries that Karla doesn’t want him. He also worries about Kai, the boy with the damaged hand, and the dead, armless woman in the forest. Hunger tells the story of Marius before and after the hunger tears him to shreds.

First published: 2012

"It's riveting, dark, engaging, and confusing. Certainly provocative. And in any case a book that stays in your head for a long time. (…) “Hunger” is engaging, seducing and raises questions. That’s no less than amazing.
Karen Frøsland Nystøyl, Vårt Land

"I think Rosenløw Eeg has succeeded with this suspense novel for young people. It has such a drive it's hard to put the book down. (...) It is exciting, points out issues young people probably are concerned about or struggling with - without being intrusive, and that is perhaps the finest quality of the book, that this is the young people’s world, and that the book stays true to that. "
Tage Aske Holskil, Tønsbergs Blad (6/6)

"There's something about Harald Rosenløw Eeg’s style that makes you recognise him right away: The energetic rhythm of the text, the surprising and uncompromising pictures."
Anne Cathrine Straume, NRK

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