By Karl Ove Knausgaard, Eduardo Ballerini, Wholestory Audiobooks
Childhood is exhilarating and terrifying. For the younger Karl Ove, new homes, sessions and pals are met with manic pleasure and creeping dread. Adults occupy godlike positions of strength, benevolent on the subject of his doting mom, tyrannical relating to his merciless father.
Knausgaard describes a time during which victories and defeats are felt keenly and each try out at self-definition is maddening. this can be an audiobook approximately relatives, reminiscence and the way we by no means develop into particularly what we got down to be.
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Geir was different though. In fact, he could pull off the most amazing feats, like jumping five metres through the air into a snowdrift, something no one else would dare, and it meant nothing to him. It was of no real consequence. Geir was just Geir, whatever he got into his head to do. Without another word, we walked up the hill. In some places the water had carried parts of the road surface along with it, in others there were long sunken dips. We stopped for a while and pressed our heels into an especially soft patch, the wet gravel oozed over the edge of our boots, it was a good feeling.
It looked strange. I had hardly ever been in the forest that lay ahead. The furthest I had gone on the path was to a large uprooted tree, perhaps thirty metres inside. From there you could see down a slope where nothing grew but heather. With the tall slim pine trees on both sides and the denser-growing spruces like a wall beneath, it resembled a large room. Geir said he saw a fox there once. I didn’t believe him, but foxes were no laughing matter, so for safety’s sake we had taken with us a packed lunch and bottles of juice to the edge of the mountain, where the whole of the world as we knew it lay beneath us.
There was even an old German airfield in the vicinity. The house where they were going to live during the coming year was a solitary construction in the middle of the forest. It was red with white window frames. From the sea, which could not be seen though only a few hundred metres down the slope, came a regular crashing of waves. There was a smell of forest and salt water. The father put down his suitcases, took out the key and unlocked the door. Inside there was a hall, a kitchen, a living room with a wood burner, a combined bath and washroom, and on the first floor three bedrooms.