”Can’t we just be human? Then we don’t have to believe that we should have been infallible,” one of the characters says in this collection of short stories. Young people’s right to live their life without the adults stepping in, is one of the themes examined in these stories. Stage Flats was Kjell Askildsen’s real breakthrough as a writer.
“Stage Flats is essential in Norwegian modern literature” Politiken, Denmark
“fills me with enthusiasm from the first page to the very last (…) a writer with character and a clearly defined attitude to life, expressing himself in a style which really brings something new to the table. It has been a great experience reading these eight short stories” Johan Borgen, Dagbladet
”Kjell Askildsen is tremendously careful with his creative devices (…) an artist working so true and unaffected and determined with his medium renders deep and lasting pleasure” Aftenposten