DET ÄR 1988 OCH HAR PRECIS BÖRJAT SNÖA – IT IS 1988 AND IT HAS JUST STARTED SNOWING
By Sigge Eklund
His life is deadlocked and he cannot see a way out. But one day he finds a box of cassette tapes his family reccorded when he was little. A door opens when he listens to the tapes. His childhood is resurrected and and he reclaims his life again. Here is the intimacy that he has lost and misses. Here is also the ambitious and demanding father who was the natural centre, whom he idolized so much. As the memories come back everything has to be reassessed.
Sigge Eklunds autobiographical novel is a strong and painful reconciliation with a father who loved the limelight and who threw a tall shadow over his son’s life. For a long time he tried to break free when salvation comes from an unexpected source.
It Is 1988 An It Has Just Started Snowing, Sigge Eklund’s third novel is also a rarely alive coming of age novel that brings places, people and events out of the narrators childhood to life.
ABOUT THE BOOK
First published by Albert Bonniers Förlag, 2005
Sigge Eklund’s novel is written with retained pain and anger, but also with an undercurrent of sadness. In its little package it is a huge investment
Gunder Andersson, Aftonbladet