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12-year-old Arvid and his family are on holiday, staying with his grandparents in Denmark. Arvid is confused by the underlying tension between his mother and grandmother, and is grappling with his own sense of self: he's on the cusp of becoming a teenager, feeling awkward in his own skin, and is unsure of his emotions. As Arvid cycles around town, down to the beach and its lighthouse, his new-found freedom fuels his desire to experience life: the feeling of exhilaration as he strips off his red swimming trunks and taunts a bull before running to safety, or as he jumps into the water while fishing with a friend and batters a line-caught fish to death - violence he can't quite comprehend in its aftermath.

132 pages ; 23 cm
Other Title:
Ekkoland. English
Echo land.
First published in Norwegian as "Ekkoland": Norway : Forlaget Oktober, 1989.
Translated from the Norwegian.
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