Nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Award 2010
Ole has a family and a farm, but can lose everything any time. Tom Roger is an intimidating mucle bundle of a man. Deep inside him is a burning desire to become someone else. Paula wants so desperately for someone to love her. When her family visits her at the nursing home, old, dark secrets emerge.
Carl Frode Tiller picks up from where he left in the first innstallment of the Encirclement-trilogy. The elusive David has lost his memory, and an ad in the paper invites people who know him to write him letters. With rare psychological insight and a raw, black humor, Tiller circles in the lives of David and the letter writers. And by that, he also gives a rich depiction of Norway in the 2000’s.
”Carl Frode Tiller continues his nerve-racking encircling of the mystical David in one of this autumn’s strongest novels. Guilt, atonement, executioner and victim in a remarkable work of fiction.” Dagbladet
“This autumn’s great Norwegian novel. Every new book by Carl Frode Tiller is better imagined and better written than the previous. With the Encircling books, Carl Frode Tiller is on his way towards something really big.” Dagens Næringsliv
“Carl Frode Tiller redeems all expectations with his most recent novel Encircling 2. Not because of thriller tension, but because of a sensitivity for the possibilities of the language which is exceptional. This season’s novel manages both to fill out and carry on the highly praised Encircling from 2007.” Dagsavisen