Daniel har en bipolar lidelse, jobber hos gamle O'Brien, som også er det nærmeste han kommer en farsfigur. Han bor hjemme sammen med den gale moren sin. Daniels far flyttet til Frankrike da han var åtte år, og etterlot ham alene sammen med moren.
Daniel lives in Brighton; he is bipolar but holds down a job at O'Brien's bric-a-brac shop. In his spare time, Daniel parties in the colourful settings on offer in the city. At times, he goes home to see his mad, religious mother. Most of all, he longs to get something going with O'Brien's … LES MER daughter, Sophia, who is a model. A beautiful novel about friendship, madness and love. '...this is an impressive work, a tightly composed sequence of dense lyrical prose passages replete with the most beautiful, painful and original images, which turn this simple little book into great literature.' Dagbladet 'A small, blue pearl... it is very gratifying to read a Norwegian novel written with such a distinctive style and consistently sustained tone.' Bergens Tidende 'Brighton Blues is a charming little novel that invites the reader into a place, into someone's life ... The poet Øystein Wingaard Wolf has taken a long time to write this new novel. Hopefully, he should not take as long next time.' NRK 'Atmospheric. Absurd and realistic. Wonderfully straightforward.' Fædrelandsvennen 'It might have been a tale soaked in self-pity. Or a story told with fashionable, disarmingly self-deprecating irony. The author has avoided both traps. In his hands, this narrative is instead full of warmth and insight. He has a profound understanding of what it means to live with a diagnosis which in many situations could have been crippling - and he carries this off with sympathetic humour and in a sparkling language.' Adresseavisen 'There's a very bright summer sky above the blue note in this book by Øystein Wingaard Wolf.' Dag og Tid 'Wingaard Wolf is a rare specimen in the flora of Norwegian literary fiction. Perhaps the only writer with whom he can truly be compared is Arild Nyquist, who has created a bizarre, sad but tragicomical universe. Without Wingaard Wolf and his beautiful narrative voice, Norway would be all the poorer.' Telemarksavisa LES MINDRE
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