Twilight Country

Twilight Country - UNESCO Collection of Representative Works.

Paperback (07 Aug 1997)

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Publisher's Synopsis

Although the author is Norwegian, his quietly alarming novel is set in a generalized projection of a society disintegrating from the effects of industrial pollution and economic inadequacy. Air is unbreathable, water is undrinkable, all goods are in short supply, and all services are erratic. Nothing flourishes except bureaucracy, as a baffled government grinds out cradle-to-grave regulations that complicate a citizen's life without improving it in the least. Mr. Faldbakken's hero escapes from the mess with his wife and small son by fleeing to the vast dump that borders the city. There they find a few other refugees with whom, through ingenuity and a little violence, they construct the beginnings of a community.

Book information

ISBN: 9780720608854
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
Imprint: Peter Owen
Pub date:
DEWEY: 839.82374
DEWEY edition: 20
Language: English
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 396g
Height: 147mm
Width: 224mm
Spine width: 25mm