A beautiful and magical coming-of-age novel with a difference, from the award-winning author of The Half Brother.
Sometimes in the smallest of boys, there beats the biggest of hearts
Eleven-year-old Herman is a normal boy. He's just starting to notice girls and, in turn, be noticed by them. He is not that different from other boys, until the day he wakes up to discover that he's losing his hair...all of it. Presented with this dilemma, Herman uses his fertile imagination and a comical viewpoint on life to navigate his way through the rough seas commonly known as growing up. In the process, he manages to teache everyone he knows something about friendship, courage, acceptance - and love.
Lars Saabye Christensen is Norway's leading contemporary writer. He is the author of twelve novels as well as short stories and poetry. His international bestselling novel The Half Brother has been published in nearly thirty countries. It won the Nordic Prize for Literarture as well as the Norwegian Booksellers' Prize, was shortlisted for the 2005 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, was longlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and was chosen as one of twenty-five Notable Titles of 2004 by the American Library Association. Lars Saabye Christensen lives in Oslo.
Herman is a beautiful evocation of the strangeness of childhood, of the awakening of desire and of the dawning awareness of finitude,Full of authentic, off-beat charm,Praise for THE HALF BROTHER:
'Bruising and brilliant...This is a great river of a book...Magnificent...Unique,Compulsively readable prose...A deeply felt, intricately worked and intellectually searching work of international importance,The book of the year so far as the pleasure principle is concerned...Majestic