Original title: Odyssevs' åre
Publisher: Gydendal, 2017
Genre: Narrative non - fiction
Pages: 433 pages
A man journeys through Afghanistan with an oar over his shoulder.
Inspired by the wanderings of Odysseus that concluded his epic sea journey, Øygarden embarks on the ultimate quest. In order to return home he must first walk so far inland as to forget the sea, an odyssey to reconcile himself with ageing, fatherhood – and death.
These eternal themes are explored in a remarkable cross-referencing of history, mythology and literature as Øygarden forges deeper into one of the world’s most dangerous lands.