Mouth towards a Frozen Fjord
Original title: Munn mot ein frosen fjord
Publisher: Tiden Norsk Forlag, 2002
Pages: 124 pages
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 (forfatterne.net)