Mouth towards a Frozen Fjord

Inger Bråtveit

Original title: Munn mot ein frosen fjord
Publisher: Tiden Norsk Forlag, 2002
Pages: 124 pages

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In a story which seems to follow its own dream logic, Bråtveit portrays in a precise, poetic language the imaginative games of a girl who struggles to keep her experiences coherent. Grandfather takes care of grandmother. Grandmother sings the America song and can only remember things that happened a long time ago. In the same way that the girl switches between parents and grandparents, the story moves between different layers of experience and memory, leading the reader into a strange world. A world full of feathers, dogs and jumping rabbits.


Nynorsk litteraturpris award 2003
Debut of the year 2002 (

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Inger Bråtveit (born 1978) is one of our most exciting younger authors. She made her debut as an author in 2002 with the novel Mouth towards a Frozen Fjord. Her second novel, Siss and Unn, was nominated for the Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature in 2008. After a poetry collaboration with notable Swedish author Cecilia Hansson, The Love Project, Bråtveit published her third novel Alice A4 in 2015.
The novel was nominated for the Young Readers’ Critics’ Prize.
Bråtveit has been awarded several literary prizes, including the New Norwegian Literature Prize and the Bjørnson Scholarship.

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