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Although the author is Norwegian, his quietly alarming novel is set in a generalized projection of a society disintegrating from the effects of industrial pollution and economic inadequacy. Air is unbreathable, water is undrinkable, all goods are in short supply, and all services are erratic. Nothing flourishes except bureaucracy, as a baffled government grinds out cradle-to-grave regulations that complicate a citizen's life without improving it in the least. Mr. Faldbakken's hero escapes from the mess with his wife and small son by fleeing to the vast dump that borders the city. There they find a few other refugees with whom, through ingenuity and a little violence, they construct the beginnings of a community.

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From one of Japans leading female writers, this is a moving story of a womans struggles to ease the pain of her fathers last days.

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Knut Faldbakken is one of Norway's leading contemporary writers, and his novels have been published in fourteen countries. Twilight Country is the stark portrayal of a civilization in decline, a civilization with unnerving similarities to our own. When life in the stagnant and polluted city of Sweetwater becomes unbearable, its citizens desert it one by one to take refuge on the Dump, the repository of the city's unwanted surplus. Here they find freedom from the city's bureaucratic tyranny and filth as well as the material goods they depend on for survival. Twilight Country depicts the struggles of individuals who learn to cooperate, creating a new society from the detritus of the old.

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ISBN:
9780720608854
Translator:
Tate, Joan
Author:
Tate, Joan
Author:
Faldbakken, Knut
Author:
Faldbakkan, Knut
Publisher:
Peter Owen Publishers
Location:
London :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
UNESCO Collection of Representative Works: European
Series Volume:
84-152
Publication Date:
19970831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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From one of Japans leading female writers, this is a moving story of a womans struggles to ease the pain of her fathers last days.
"Synopsis" by , Knut Faldbakken is one of Norway's leading contemporary writers, and his novels have been published in fourteen countries. Twilight Country is the stark portrayal of a civilization in decline, a civilization with unnerving similarities to our own. When life in the stagnant and polluted city of Sweetwater becomes unbearable, its citizens desert it one by one to take refuge on the Dump, the repository of the city's unwanted surplus. Here they find freedom from the city's bureaucratic tyranny and filth as well as the material goods they depend on for survival. Twilight Country depicts the struggles of individuals who learn to cooperate, creating a new society from the detritus of the old.
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