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A fairy tale / Jonas T. Bengtsson ; translated from the Danish by Charlotte Barslund.

By: Bengtsson, Jonas T, 1976-.
Contributor(s): Barslund, Charlotte. Translator.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Other Press, 2014Description: 457 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781590516942; 159051694X.Uniform titles: Et eventyr. English Subject(s): Fathers and sons -- Fiction | Family secrets -- Fiction | FICTION -- Literary | FICTION -- Coming of Age | Family secrets | Fathers and sonsGenre/Form: Mystery fiction. | Detective and mystery fiction. | Fiction. | Mystery fiction. | Detective and mystery fiction.DDC classification: 839.813/8 Other classification: FIC019000 | FIC043000 Online resources: Cover image Summary: "In a Europe without borders, where social norms have become fragile, a son must confront the sins of his father and grandfather, and invent new strategies for survival A young boy grows up with a loving father who has little respect for the law. They are always on the run, and as they move from place to place, the boy is often distraught to leave behind new friendships. Because it would be dicey for him to go to school, his anarchistic father gives him an unconventional education intended to contradict as much as possible the teachings of his own father, a preacher and a pervert. Ten years later, when the boy is entering adulthood, with a fake name and a monotonous job, he tries to conform to the demands of ordinary life, but the lessons of the past thwart his efforts, and questions about his father's childhood cannot be left unanswered. Spanning the mid-1980s to early-twenty-first-century in Copenhagen, this coming-of-age novel examines what it means to be a stranger in the modern world, and how, for better or for worse, a father's legacy is never passed on in any predictable fashion"-- Provided by publisher.
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"First published in Danish as Et eventyr in 2011 by Rosinante, Copenhagen, Denmartk"--Title page verso.

"In a Europe without borders, where social norms have become fragile, a son must confront the sins of his father and grandfather, and invent new strategies for survival A young boy grows up with a loving father who has little respect for the law. They are always on the run, and as they move from place to place, the boy is often distraught to leave behind new friendships. Because it would be dicey for him to go to school, his anarchistic father gives him an unconventional education intended to contradict as much as possible the teachings of his own father, a preacher and a pervert. Ten years later, when the boy is entering adulthood, with a fake name and a monotonous job, he tries to conform to the demands of ordinary life, but the lessons of the past thwart his efforts, and questions about his father's childhood cannot be left unanswered. Spanning the mid-1980s to early-twenty-first-century in Copenhagen, this coming-of-age novel examines what it means to be a stranger in the modern world, and how, for better or for worse, a father's legacy is never passed on in any predictable fashion"-- Provided by publisher.

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