The Birds

The Birds

Book - 2016
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Set in the Norwegian countryside over the course of one summer, The Birds tells the story of forty-year-old Mattis, who has mental disabilities and lives in a small house near a lake with his sister Hege, who ekes out a modest living knitting sweaters. From time to time Hege encourages her brother to find work to ease their financial burdens, but Mattis's attempts to work at the surrounding farms always end in failure and disgrace. Mattis is keenly aware of the distance between himself and the world around him, which often feels hostile; the villagers call him Simple Simon
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Archipelago Books, 2016
Edition: First Archipelago Books edition
ISBN: 9780914671206
0914671200
Characteristics: 301 pages ; 17 cm
Alternative Title: Fuglane

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