Mouth towards a Frozen Fjord
Original title: Munn mot ein frosen fjord
Publisher: Tiden Norsk Forlag, 2002
Pages: 124 pages
Bråtveit portrays in a precise, poetic language the imaginative games of a girl who struggles to keep her experience coherent, and the story itself seems to follow dream logic. The grandfather takes care of the grandmother, who sings an America song and can only remember things from long ago. As the girl switches between parents and grandparents, so does the story move between different layers of experience and memory, leading the reader into a strange world of feathers, dogs, and jumping rabbits.
Nynorsk litteraturpris award 2003
Debut of the year 2002 (forfatterne.net)