HeartlandClaussen, Morten: Heartland
A fantastic allegory about the United States, set in the Mid-West, the heart of the country.
Sam, the main character, is on his way home, after several years as an expatriate. Heading for the family farm and Fanny, the girl next door. But does this destination really exist, or is it only in Sam’s head?
Praise for "Heartland":
"...an intelligent first novel" (Aftenposten)
"A multi-faceted and powerful first novel. A spacious, modern language binds the different aspects in Hearland together to a fascinating whole." (Morgenbladet)
"...the melancholy that permeates the text forms a rhythm and a musicality which hits this reader right in the heart; long, pulsating sentences, a kind of heartbeat that matches the title of the novel. "( Dag og Tid)
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Morten Claussen: Biography and bibliography
First published: 2001, Solum Forlag