Erik Fosnes Hansen
A Lobster Life
A Lobster Life is the many-facetted story, alternating between tragedy and comedy. It is about coming of age, about reaching a bit further than you thought you could, about understanding what you do not understand, and about the distance that can occur between people who love each other. Through exquisitely drawn characters Fosnes Hansen shows how self-deceit can be a means of survival and how we lie to ourselves and to others because being honest is more difficult. In this epic story the author gives us a unique portrayal of the time and a horrifying presentation of an unusual family.
A Lobster Life is about Sedd, a boy on the verge of adulthood, and about the hotel in the Norwegian mountains that is his home.