NOMINATED TO THE BRAGE PRIZE 2012!
For as long as he can remember, Marius has been afraid that Sven is going to die.
But when Sven recovers from his illness, the worries don’t come to an end. In fact, they increase. Marius worries that Karla doesn’t want him. He also worries about Kai, the boy with the damaged hand, and the dead, armless woman in the forest. Hunger tells the story of Marius before and after the hunger tears him to shreds.
Harald Rosenløw Eeg has written a riveting psychological thriller. Marius is returning to his hometown after having been away for a while. What has happened? Did something actually happen? What is reality, and what is just a fantasy in Marius’s head? This is the story of a young boy and his world, which is about to fall apart. Through an intense language we come close to Marius and his mind, but Hunger provides no answers. It is provoking in all its transparency, but also to triggers discussion. Good literature is engaging, seducing and raises questions. Hunger is such a book.
The Brage Prize jury