Ludvig Hassel at the Turn of the MillenniumBjørnstad, Ketil: Ludvig Hassels tusenårsskifte
One dark December evening in 1998 Ludvig Hassel, an art historian, receives a surprise visit from his daughter and her new boyfriend. The discovery that Arvid Buvik - in professional terms his keenest rival - may become his son-in-law puts much in Hassel's life to the test, including his artistic-aesthetic ideals, his perception of himself as a man, and his relationship with the family he left and with the young woman who precipitated his divorce.
This is an intimate portrait of a man who feels that life is slipping away between his fingers, compelling him to decide what, in the long run, is of genuine worth and importance to a human being.
Praise for Ludvig Hassel at the Turn of the Millennium:
"A finely wrought novel, penetratingly critical of contemporary culture and the male sex, centred on a man's relentless self-searching"
First published: 2000, Aschehoug Fiction
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