Dance of Darkness
At school, he is the boy who is not part of the dance. This was supposed to be the golden time of life, the teenage years. Yet he is almost always alone, reading Fønhus and Vesaas, painting pictures in the cold cellar of the terraced house he lives in, and dreaming of the girl with blueberries around her mouth.
In the forest, he is a hunter and explorer. He uncovers a pornographic magazine in a bag in the undergrowth, watches black grouse leks, and explores the cave where the man who hanged himself at Ravnkollen might have spent his last hours. Between the dark evergreens, the boy can be free. However, there is no protection here against what he fears: that which may have its origin deep within himself.
Dance of Darkness is a novel about nature, freedom, and being an outsider.