Aschehoug Forlag, 1997

Fiction, Novel

222 pages

The Substitute

Merethe Lindstrøm

In 1924 thirteen-year-old Kai is packed off to an approved school. In common with the rest of the boys, he is subjected to the harshest treatment and forced to remain silent about the horrifying abuses to which he is witness. Finally, however, the boys revolt. A parallel narrative tells the story of a young teacher…

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  • FrenchGallimard
  • GermanGoldmann

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